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January book- The Hare with Amber Eyes. Location tbc so please vote

  • Jan 9, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010) is a family memoir by British ceramicist Edmund de Waal.

De Waal tells the story of his family, the Ephrussi, once a very wealthy European Jewish banking dynasty, centered in Odessa, Vienna and Paris, and peers of the Rothschild family.

 The Ephrussis lost almost everything in 1938 when the Nazis "Aryanized" their property.

 Even after the war, the family failed to recover most of its extensive property, including priceless artwork, but an easily hidden collection of 264 Japanese netsuke miniature sculptures was miraculously saved, tucked away inside a mattress by Anna, a loyal maid at Palais Ephrussi in Vienna during the war years. The collection has been passed down through five generations of the Ephrussi family, providing a common thread for the story of its fortunes from 1871 to 2009.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone. Sorry I didn't make it. I spent the evening in the A and E department. I'm sure you're night was better. I am really hoping to make (my first) book club next month.

    January 10, 2014

    • Liz S.

      Sorry to hear that Kate! Hope all is now well. Look forward to meeting you.

      January 10, 2014

  • Ingrid

    Sorry didn't make it tonight

    January 9, 2014

    • Liz S.

      We missed you Ingrid. Hope to see you next time.

      January 10, 2014

  • Liz S.

    Running a touch late! The table is reserved under my name so start without me if needed. See you all soon. :)

    January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi,I afraid I won't be able to make the meeting tomorrow which is a pity as I really enjoyed the book.I'll try my best to make next months meeting.

    January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to be put down as a maybe - I have read the book (last year) however there is a very high likelihood that I won't get out of work on time to make the 7 pm start. This would be my first time attending. I live very nearby.

    January 8, 2014

    • Liz S.

      Hi Mary, you're still more than welcome. We usually finish around 8:30-9:00 so feel free to come when you can. -Liz

      January 8, 2014

  • Liz S.

    Hi everyone! By poll we'll be visiting ' the duke on the green'. Don't forget a book for the exchange and we'll discuss cinema outings as well. Look forward to seeing you there!

    January 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just bought the book.Looking forward to reading it as everybody keeps telling me how good it is.

    December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I still haveńt finished the luminaries but might read both in a row during the holidays ;)

    December 16, 2013

  • Eva

    Did we mention something about seeing The Hobbit film? Would that be in January?

    December 11, 2013

  • Oliver

    I intend to actually buy and read the book this time!

    December 10, 2013

  • Liz S.

    Sorry for the unintentional panic! Yes, it was meant to be the 9th. I updated it earlier after Eva's comment so all should now be well.

    December 8, 2013

  • Ingrid

    Must be a mistake and meant to be 9th as we always meet on a Thursday

    December 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It looks like the 8th of January is a Wednesday.

    December 8, 2013

  • Eva

    Is the meeting on a Wednesday?

    December 8, 2013

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