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England’s Ethnic Cleansing Of The Jews

England's Ethnic Cleansing
William Duke of Normandy conquers England in 1066. Jews follow him, arriving as traders. They have financial expertise and money-lending capabilities that are much needed in the medieval economy. A few have become among the wealthiest in the land. [Read more…]

Middle Hill Child by Arpad Paddy Bacskai

This is the cover of the book, Middle Hill Child, written by dear friend and author Arpad Paddy Bacskai, about the shattering events he experienced as a child in Eastern Europe during and after World War II. The cover picture is of Paddy. [Read more…]

The Luminaries

Eleanor Catton

Eleanor Catton

New Zealand novelist Eleanor Catton made history when her 832-page sophomore novel The Luminaries won prestigious literary award the Man Booker Prize. [Read more…]

Doris Lessing 1919 – 2013

Doris Lessing

It was a great loss to hear of the death of Doris Lessing, however she had lived a great and creative life in her 94 years.

Lessing won the Nobel-prize for Literature in 2007 for her books, among more than 50 and most noticeably The Golden Notebook and The Grass is Singing. Her works covered subjects from politics to science fiction. [Read more…]

Beckett Novel Murphy

Beckett Joyce

This week at Sotheby’s London, one of the most important 20th century working manuscripts remaining in private hands – Samuel Beckett’s first novel, “Murphy” was sold for £962,500 to the University of Reading. [Read more…]

Protecting Yourself Against the Unpredictable

Antifragile by by Nassim Taleb

The latest book from Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the New York professor famous for dubbing large-scale, unpredictable and irregular events of massive consequences such as the astonishing success of Google, or 9/11, as Black Swans, is an advisory on how your behaviour, lifestyle and assets can be shaped to minimize such risks, even benefit from them*. [Read more…]

War on Grief

War on Grief

Why do so many tragedies lead to further tragedy… breakdown in marriages… break up of families? This is a raw and honest account of the author’s personal loss of his daughter, and how he learns that tragedies such as his change and define your life. His story is one of hope where his grief becomes a battleground on which he will stand or fall, and will leave you inspired to believe, even in the face of tragedy, you can overcome adversity. [Read more…]

Jewish Entrepreneurship In Salonica

Jewish Entrepreneurship In Salonica

Jewish Entrepreneurship In Salonica

Jewish Entrepreneurship In Salonica, 1912-1940: An Ethnic Economy In Transition By Orly C. Meron

In this book the author, Dr Orly C Meron, provides a multidisciplinary exploration of Salonica’s Jewish-owned economy between the years 1912-1940, a period prior to and during Greece’s national consolidation. [Read more…]

Flood’s Mousey Mousey popular

Heather Flood

Heather Flood

Children’s author Heather Flood’s heroine Mousey Mousey has been hailed by fellow authors, children and parents as the cutest mouse ever – topping Walt Disney’s Mickey and Minnie and the little mouse in The Gruffalo! [Read more…]

Bangers and Mash

Bangers & Mash

Bangers & Mash

Bangers and Mash is no ordinary life story – it’s a tourist’s guide to cancer treatment in pictures. “Being treated for cancer is like being in a foreign country” is how author Keith Hern puts it, “and what you really need is a guidebook.” [Read more…]