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Past EventsSunday, March 4

The Seventh Gate

Richard Zimler
Chair: Henrietta Foster

In The Seventh Gate, the fourth volume of Richard Zimler’s series, Isaac Zarco, a distant relative of the 16th-century Portuguese kabbalist, becomes convinced by the pact between Hitler and Stalin that an apocalyptic prophesy made by his ancestor is about to come terribly true. Is he mad to believe that by decoding these ancient texts he might be the one to save the world? A love story, tragedy and a tale of ferocious heroism set in 1930s Berlin.

Richard Zimler was born in New York and now lives and teaches journalism in Portugal. He has written five novels, including the internationally bestselling series The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, Hunting Midnight and Guardian of the Dawn.

Henrietta Foster is a freelance television producer and director working mainly for the BBC. She is writing a book on Hungarian Jewry.

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