Joining us for our presentation next Sunday in London will be Wall Street Journal writer Lucette Lagnado, who was born in Cairo and grew up in the United States. Lucette is the author of The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, which tells of her family’s exodus from Old Cairo to the New World.

map2Full details of the event here

Discover more about the Jewish Book Week programme  here

Opening times and how to get there, here

The main venue is the Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way (off Russell Square). Our event is taking place in the Institute of Education, opposite.

Look forward to seeing you there!

An invitation to Montreal

Here’s the lowdown on our event in Montreal.  Westmount Public Library has very kindly agreed to let us use their Westmount Room on the evening of Thursday, May 29 for our next event. Our sincere thanks to Ann Moffat, the Director, and Donna Lach, Programming and Outreach Librarian, who have been most kind and generous in their support. 
Their enthusiasm for the project is really heart-warming. So too is the support we’re getting from the local paper, the Westmount Examiner, where Matthew Surridge is preparing an article on us and the book.
I’ve made a small poster/invitation (above and below) which is presently in pdf form, so if anyone would like a copy please let me know as the limits of blogging technology (and my capacity to understand these things) mean I can’t make this illustration more readable here.
These are the details:
Date: Thursday, 29 May, 2008
Time: 6:45pm for 7:15pm
Place: Westmount Public Library
4574 Sherbrooke W. Westmount
Quebec H3Z 1G1 . (514) 989-5300

Light refreshments | Signed copies available

6:45pm  Gathering and Reception with slideshow of pictures and illustrations of old Baghdad.
7:15pm Greeting by moderator Diana Fattal, followed by
Presentation by co-editors Mira Shamash and Tony Rocca (formerly of The Sunday Times, London).

• My Mother and her Memories of Eden
• Cornwallis of Arabia; the truth behind the Farhud

8:00pm Questions and Answers   FULL STORY: