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The Death's Head Chess Club

John Donoghue

RRP: £9.99

3 September 2015

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782393139

RRP: £6.99

5 March 2015

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782393122

Can you ever forgive the unforgivable?

In 1962, Emil Clément comes face to face with Paul Meissner at a chess tournament in Holland. They haven’t seen one another in almost two decades. Clément, once known only as The Watchmaker, is a Jewish former inmate of Auschwitz. Whilst there, he was forced to play chess against Nazi guards. If he won, he could save a fellow prisoner’s life; if he lost, he would lose his own. Meissner, a soft-spoken priest, was also at Auschwitz. He was the SS Officer who forced The Watchmaker to play…

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