Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Hare with Amber Eyes -- Edmund de Waal

A non-fiction work tracing a family's fortunes and losses in Europe . The story of a collection of Netsuke is used to tell the story.
Several members did not get past the first section - but the rest felt it repaid doing so.
What did the author want to write- an aesthetic meditation, a family story or a history of anti-Semitism ?
Some great parts but a Curate's egg ( written by a Parson's son!!)