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Top 40 Book Club : Top 40 Book Club Reads 2019
NON-FICTION 43 What should I read next? Huma n voices by Penelope Fitzgerald Pearls Before Poppies Rachel Trethewey This is the story of the 1918 Red Cross Pearl Necklace appeal, and the women who donated a pearl in the memory of soldiers of the Great War. In February 1918, the wife of the owner of The Times and The Daily Mail newspapers, Lady Northcliffe, had an idea on how to raise funds for the Red Cross. The plan was to ask women to each donate one pearl which would be made into a necklace to be auctioned at Christies Auction House. The idea was far more successful than Lady Northcliffe’s expectations, and in nine months, nearly 4000 pearls were donated, not just from Britain but from all over the world. The book traces the story of the Red Cross Appeal of 1918 and the personal stories of the women who donated their pearls. Borrow the e-book through OverDrive now!
Top 40 Book Club Reads 2018