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Syria's Secret Library: The true story of how a besieged Syrian town found hope

by Mike Thomson - £8.99  Orion Publishing Co (2020)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781474605922 | ISBN 10: 1474605923

Daraya lies on the fringe of Damascus, just south west of the Syrian Capital. Besieged by government forces since 2011, its people were deprived of food, bombarded by bombs and missiles, and shot at by snipers. But while the streets above echoed with rifle fire, deep beneath lay a secret library - a haven of peace with books lining almost every wall.
 
Many people had risked their lives to save these precious titles from the devastation of war. Because to them, the secret library was a symbol of hope - of their belief that books would triumph over bombs and help them rebuild their fractured society. This is the true story of an extraordinary place and the people who made it happen.

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