When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his family must move from their home to a new house far away, where there is no one to play with. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in devastating consequences
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"Michael Maloney does more than read Bruno: he is Bruno, and effect is devastating."
Irish Times||"Superbly read by John Maloney and is, quite simply, brilliant. [...] It is beautifully naive but with infinite depths [...] if you want to share something truly special with your child, this is it."
Daily Express||"Chilling, and memorably read by Michael Maloney"
Choice magazine||"Stays ahead of its readers before delivering its killer-punch final pages"
Independent||"Simply written and highly memorable.There are no monstrosities on the page but the true horror is all the more potent for being implicit"
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Nine year old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country.All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no-one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas.
Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation.And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process.
Micheal Maloneyis a highly acclaimed actor with a wealth of roles to his name. A frequent member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Michael took the lead role as Prince Hal inHenry IV Parts I & II. On television, he stars regularly inDalziel & PascoeandMonarch of the Glenand he's worked with Oscar-winning director Anthony Mingella in the feature filmTruly, Madly, Deeplyand Kenneth Branagh in the feature filmsHenry VandHamlet.