David's Bookshop & David's Music
Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE
Books: 01462 684631 / Music: 01462 475900

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David's Bookshop Poet in Residence, John Gohorry Reads An Exciting New Christmas Poem, Bettine Koch Not a Silent Night

Saturday 09 December 2017
David's Bookshop Poet in Residence, John Gohorry has exciting new Christmas poem for your Christmas stocking. Come and hear him read from it in the shop from 10.30 on Saturday 9 December.
John says, ‘This is the first dual language edition of Bettine Koch’s wonderful Christmas poem, which I knew was a masterpiece when I first heard her read it aloud in the original German back in April 2008.

The content of her poem, which builds on the German folklore tradition that on Christmas Eve all animals can understand one another’s language, is particularly significant at a time when, in the UK at least, the need to learn other languages has received less than adequate emphasis, and a climate of insular nationalism has moved into the ascendant. My hope is that whether you are a child, an adult, or somewhere in between, my translation will enable you to enjoy some of the humour, wisdom and tenderness of the original, and that if you have some German already, you will look kindly on those passages where, in the attempt to capture those qualities, I’ve given free rein to my own Christmas spirit.’

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David's Bookshops are located in Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, only a few minutes’ walk from the railway station in the heart of the Town Centre. There is ample parking nearby.

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01462 684631

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01462 475900

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01462 475924



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