Biographies

  • 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...

  • Chief Rabbi Hertz

    Chief Rabbi Hertz

    £20.00

    The Wars of the Lord

    Taylor, Derek

    Chief Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz (1872-1946), perhaps Britain's greatest Chief Rabbi, led his community through two World Wars and was instrumental in the rescue of Jewish refugees from Nazism. He published many books and edited the seminal Hertz Chumash. Rabbi Hertz was a founder of...

  • Chief Rabbi Nathan Marcus Adler

    Chief Rabbi Nathan Marcus Adler

    £19.95

    The Forgotten Founder

    Taylor, Derek

    New in paperback 16th October 2020

    Derek Taylor has written a comprehensive and highly readable biography which will restore Adler to his true place in history.--Elkan D Levy ***Nathan Marcus Adler remains the longest serving Chief Rabbi in the history of Anglo-Jewry. Yet...

  • Confessions of a Serial Biographer

    Confessions of a Serial Biographer

    £14.95

    New and Expanded Edition

    Freedland, Michael

    Confessions of a Serial Biographer is the story (or rather the stories) of Michael Freedland, a man who has mingled with celebrities since he was a teenage junior newspaper reporter. He has been involved with some of the iconic names of Hollywood and showbiz in general...

  • 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...

  • Don Pacifico

    Don Pacifico

    £19.95

    The Acceptable Face of Gunboat Diplomacy

    Taylor, Derek

    The house of Don Pacifico, president of the Jewish community in Athens, was looted by a mob in April 1847. The riot was government-inspired and the courts were crooked. There was little chance of getting the large compensation Pacifico claimed - until Palmerston, the...

  • 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...

  • Echoes of a Lost Voice

    Echoes of a Lost Voice

    from £20.00

    Encounters with Primo Levi

    Calcagno, Giorgio; Poli, Gabriella

    Edited by: Angier, Carole

    New in paperback April 2020

    Primo Levi - chemist, Italian, Jew, survivor of Auschwitz - was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. His masterpiece, If This Is a Man, is still one of...

  • 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,...