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  • Bouncing Back – and Forward

    Bouncing Back – and Forward

    £35.00

    From Immigrant Household to Cambridge Fellowship
    Reif, Stefan C.

    Awarded an OBE in the 2020 October Queen’s Honours List

    Alternately gritty, funny, and deeply touching, but always honest and insightful, this is a revealing account of a life, with yet more to give, dedicated triumphantly to the highest standards of scholarly...

  • Bouncing Back – and Forward

    Bouncing Back – and Forward

    £18.95

    From Immigrant Household to Cambridge Fellowship
    Reif, Stefan C.

    Awarded an OBE in the 2020 October Queen’s Honours List

    Alternately gritty, funny, and deeply touching, but always honest and insightful, this is a revealing account of a life, with yet more to give, dedicated triumphantly to the highest standards of scholarly...

  • Chapters of Accidents

    Chapters of Accidents

    £16.95

    A Writer’s Memoir
    Baron, Alexander 
    Colin Holmes and Nick Baron (Eds)

    Alexander Baron ... was the greatest British novelist of [World War II] and among the finest, most underrated, of the postwar period.
    John Williams, The Guardian

    ‘We have...

  • Debating the Zeitgeist and being Second Generation

    Debating the Zeitgeist and being Second Generation

    £19.95

    David, Miriam E. and Moos, Merilyn (Eds)

    This book is not a study about the second generation but gives voice to the second generation themselves. It provides fascinating and unique insights as to how the ‘second generation’ feels about themselves and their place within...

  • East End Jews and Left-Wing Theatre

    East End Jews and Left-Wing Theatre

    from £25.00

    Alfie Bass, David Kossoff, Warren Mitchell and Lionel Bart

    Seddon, Isabelle

    This is a wonderful book that places these Jewish artists in a historical-cultural context. This is not only a British story, but a much wider Jewish one for which Isabelle Seddon provides many interesting insights.
    Colin Shindler, The Jerusalem Post

    This...

  • Escape from Benghazi

    Escape from Benghazi

    £18.95

    Diary of an Imposter
    Meghnagi, Elia 

    Meghnagi takes us on a cultural and political tour of Benghazi and its Jewish community in the twentieth century under Italian, British and Arab regimes. In doing so he reveals with a masterful and at times funny...

  • Exodus Too

    Exodus Too

    £18.99

    The Story of an Ordinary Egyptian Jewish Family in Extraordinary Times

    Tamman, Gabriel

    [T]he time may soon be coming when the events that have taken place in the region will have to be considered as part of the great exchanges of population that have...

  • Finding Relly

    Finding Relly

    £15.00

    My Family, The Holocaust and Me
    Schonfeld, Rosemary

    Rosemary Schonfeld grew up as the daughter of a Czech immigrant in post-war UK and Canada, unaware of her father’s Jewish identity and of what really happened to his absent relatives. In adulthood she began to feel compelled to find out whether Relly,...

  • From Krakow to Berkeley: Coming out of Hiding

    From Krakow to Berkeley: Coming out of Hiding

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    An immigrant's search for identity and belonging

    Rabkin, Anna

    What happens to a child whose early life is marked by trauma and loss? Can a reviled other find the courage to speak out? Anna Rabkin's comfortable childhood in Krakow ended abruptly when her Jewish family fled both Communists and Nazis during World...

  • Giacomo Meyerbeer and his Family

    Giacomo Meyerbeer and his Family

    £29.95

    Between Two Worlds
    Elaine Thornton

    Thornton provides a pithy family biography of the well-known Berlin Beer family that illuminates the paradoxical situation between enlightenment and antisemitism that Jews faced in the German territories in the 19th century.
    Dr Susanne Korbel, University of Gratz