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An Almost English Life

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Miriam Gross’s life casts a fascinating insight into the British establishment from an outsider’s perspective. Brought up in wartime Jerusalem...
The Aleppo Codex

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Matti Friedman investigates the fate of a coveted 1,100-year-old Bible manuscript that was hidden in a Syrian synagogue for 600 years. He discussed the journ...
Naomi Alderman: The Liar’s Gospel

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Naomi Alderman, one of the most exciting writers of her generation, explores the inception of a religion in her latest novel. She unravels the story of Yehos...
Out of Palestine: The Lasting Influence of the British Mandate

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A journey back to British Mandate Palestine, peopled by Arabs, Jews and Britons, a intriguing world whose shadow lingers over Israel today. Journalist and no...
Laurent Binet: HHhH

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Prague, 1942. Two men have been enlisted to kill the head of the Gestapo, two Czechoslovak parachutists sent on a daring mission by London to assassinate Rei...
John McCarthy: You Can’t Hide the Sun

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As a news journalist in the late 1980s John McCarthy’s career was abruptly cut short when, aged 29, he was captured by militiamen in Lebanon who held him c...
The Art of the Restaurateur

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Everything you ever wanted to know about the highs and lows of the restaurant business are charted in Nicholas Lander’s The Art of the Restaurateur. Lander...
My Sister Rosalind Franklin

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Rosalind Franklin was perhaps the 20th century’s most famous woman scientist. Her outstanding abilities as a crystallographer led to the key X-ray image th...
Promiscuous – a Biography of Portnoy’s Complaint

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Portnoy’s Complaint provoked instant, powerful reactions when first published in 1969 and it retains an enduring hold over the imagination today. It bl...
European Diasporists

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Antony Lerman’s The Making and Unmaking of a Zionist: A Personal and Political Journey movingly describes his gradual disenchantment but continuing thought...
The Left and the Jews Since Karl Marx

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Robert S. Wistrich explored the roots of left-wing attitudes to the Jews, Zionism and Israel in a masterful new study of the pathology of antisemitism. He tr...
The Words and Music of Leonard Cohen: Part 1 – Words

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Leonard Cohen has had many incarnations: seen by many as a living musical legend, he has been a novelist, poet, folk singer, and Buddhist monk. Admitting to ...
Live Literary Lounge

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In addition to the 70+ events at the festival, for one day only the lobby of Kings Place was transformed into a hive of experimental wordsmithery. We...
The Words and Music of Leonard Cohen: Part 2 – Music

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Leonard Cohen has had many incarnations: seen by many as a living musical legend, he has been a novelist, poet, folk singer, and Buddhist monk. Admitting to ...
Isaiah Berlin: The Journey of a Jewish Liberal

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Stanford University historian Arie Dubnov reappraises the liberalism of Isaiah Berlin, perhaps the greatest public intellectual of the 20th century. Examinin...