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!

London event

We’d like to draw everyone’s attention to something unusual taking place in London this Sunday, 22 June: a celebration of Jewish-Iraqi culture that is shaping up to be something both remarkable and unique.

The flyer explains it all. Well, nearly all. The organisers invited us to attend to give a talk about Memories of Eden. Naturally, we were delighted — but there was no way that Tony could make it from our home in the South of France as he has just had a hip replaced and is hopping around on crutches. Mira is going, however, and will be appearing on the platform alongside our old friend and mentor, Professor Shmuel Moreh from the Hebrew University.

So please give support, everybody!

Place: Ohel David Eastern Synagogue, 4-14 Broadwalk Lane, off Golders Green Rd, London, NW11 8HD. Nearest Tube: Golders Green on the Northern Line

Time: Registration – from 09:00 for the morning session which will finish at 13:00
– from 15:00 for the afternoon session which will finish at 19:00

Price: to include refreshments & traditional snacks: £20 per session

Reservations (advised as space is limited): or 0207 244 0222