Just to let you know that I have just read the first part of Memories of Eden, which I enjoyed very much. I found it quite extraordinary and very poignant. We actually had no idea what was happening and were entirely unaware of the pogrom. In spite of the violence (and the realisation ‘that nothing, absolutely nothing has changed) it is a very ‘tranquil book’. Your mother has painted a very full canvas of life in Baghdad. She must have been an extraordinary person. – FREDA F.
Just finished Memories of Eden – a joy and a triumph! Ya salaam! — GUY S.