House of Glass – Hadley Freeman
Freeman’s book is one that manages to be both an intimate family history and also a meticulously researched account of a shocking period of world history. Alongside the re-creation of her Jewish family’s experience of twentieth-century Europe her book also is an examination of the persistence of anti-Semitism.
As such it is perhaps more than ever an important read as it follows the Glass siblings and their family as they each make their own bid for survival and explores assimilation, identity and home.
Hardback. 448 pages.
14.2cm x 22.4cm x 4cm