You Will Be Safe Here is the powerful debut novel by Damian Barr, which The Guardian, Observer and Financial Times have included in their Books to Watch 2019. Set in South Africa, it uncovers the hidden history of the British concentration camps of the Boer War and links it to

You Will Be Safe Here: Damian Barr in conversation with Patrick Gale

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Date: 06 Jul 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30pm

Venue: Acorn Theatre

Price: £4

Code: ACT41

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You Will Be Safe Here is the powerful debut novel by Damian Barr, which The Guardian, Observer and Financial Times have included in their Books to Watch 2019. Set in South Africa, it uncovers the hidden history of the British concentration camps of the Boer War and links it to a present-day secret.

Damian talks to Patrick Gale about how this novel was partly inspired by the travels and travails of brave Cornish woman Emily Hobhouse who travelled to South Africa in 1900 and brought back the truth about the camps.