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The Hare With Amber Eyes - Readers Warehouse

The Hare With Amber Eyes

R 206.00
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THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2010 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far larger and more dramatic than he could ever have imagined. From a burgeoning empire in Odessa to fin de siecle Paris, from occupied Vienna to Tokyo, Edmund de Waal traces the netsuke's journey through generations of his remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century. 'You have in your hands a masterpiece' Frances Wilson, Sunday Times 'The most brilliant book I've read for years... A rich tale of the pleasure and pains of what it is to be human' Bettany Hughes, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year 'A complex and beautiful book' Diana Athill.

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Catheryn Buggs (Bredasdorp, ZA)
Mixed Feelings - I will try this again in a few months

I found this book quite a difficult read and felt the story was interesting but a little ponderous at times. It is the story of a man's search for the history of his family through a collection of Japanese netsuke (tiny carved figurines that were originally used to keep a coin purse tightly closed). It is the tale of the author's family, the society within which the family moved, art, two world wars, art, familial devotion, wealth, and antisemitism. This ide range of subjects becomes heavy going at times and more than once I felt that I had to put the book down and then came back to it. I believe that it is a book worth reading and there is a lot of good stuff in it, just be prepared for a long read that requires concentration.

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