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West Hampstead’s own distinguished commentator on British Jewry, Anthony Grenville, is giving a talk on Holocaust Day, this Thursday (27th) on German and Austrian Jewish refugees to Britain and the part they have played in British society since then.
He will be reading from, and signing copies of, his excellent book, Jewish Refugees from Germany and Austria in Britain 1933-1970, at our sister shop in Belsize Park, England’s Lane Books, this Thursday at 7.30pm, when he will look at the reasons for, and inpact of, the influx of Jewish people to Britain during the period, focussing particularly on our own area and how it has benefitted from this injection of culture and entrepreneurial spirit.
If you did not catch Anthony speaking at West End Lane Books last year, this is a great opportunity to catch him and discuss the significance of Jewish culture in our country.
Tickets cost £5—the price is redeemable against purchases on the evening and includes wine and soft drinks—and you can book your place via 0207 586 9764 or email@example.com.
England’s Lane Books is at 41, England’s Lane, NW3. Parking is free on England’s Lane after 6.30pm and the C11 bus calls at England’s Lane; the nearest tube station is Belsize Park (northern line), which is a short walk from the shop.
Norman Lebrecht reads from and signs Why Mahler?
at England’s Lane Books on Tuesday December 14th at 7.30pm
Join our colleagues at England’s Lane Books for a stimulating pre-Christmas treat on December 14th at 7.30pm when distinguished music critic and author Norman Lebrecht – just back from a book signing tour of the US – will be reading from, and answering your questions about, his superb Why Mahler? biography.
Why Mahler? is a compelling and poignant tale of public rivalries and private woes, great loves and even greater art that traces a narrative worthy of Henry James or Thomas Mann.
Simultaneously myth-debunking and novelistic, this is the ideal book for any reader with a love of classical music and a discomfort with the heavy hand of dry, academic criticism.
If this sounds like you, do join us for what promises to be an excellent evening.
Reserve your seats via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 586 9764. Tickets cost £7.50 including refreshments
Now here’s a truly special pre-Christmas treat! Those fab people at New End Theatre in the heart of Hampstead village are offering an evening with that legendary doyenne of publishing, Diana Athill, on December 5th at 7.30pm.
Athill, OBE, will be talking to Eileen Christopher Daniels about her 50-year career as literary editor and novelist, a career that still stretches into her 93rd year as she continues to be an avid writer and speaker.
Tickets cost £5 and advance booking is strongly recommended. You can find out more at www.newendtheatre.co.uk and the booking office is on 0870 033 2733