Mrs. ME Richardson

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (45 of 52)
Location: Belfast United Kingdom
 

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The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Edmund de Waal is descended from the Ephrussi family of wealthy Jewish bankers. Started in the early nineteenth century in Odessa their business prospered and expanded to Vienna and Paris. By the nineteen thirties they had amassed a vast fortune in property and valuables which was confiscated by the Nazis in 1938
De Waal inherited a family archive of papers, letters, autobiography,photographs and one of the few recovered treasures, a collection of Japanese netsuke: tiny, matchbox sized, carved ivory, horn and boxwood figures including the eponymous 'hare with amber eyes'.
Over the years de Waal, painstakingly and lovingly, researched the family history, making frequent visits to… Read more
Memories Of A Catholic Girlhood (Vintage Classics) by Mary McCarthy
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Memories, 13 Jan 2011
I recently had reason to look this book up on Amazon and was astonished to discover that it had only one, very negative, customer review.
I read the book 50 years ago when it was first published and thought it was brilliant. Everything I have heard or read about it since then leads me to believe that my opinion is widely shared and that it has become a classic of its genre.
McCarthy's experiences may not be unique but the way she describes them is.
The Tender Bar: A Memoir by J. R. Moehringer
The Tender Bar: A Memoir by J. R. Moehringer
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Tender Bar, 3 Jan 2011
I can't understand why there are no customer reviews for this book. I have tried several times to post a review on Amazon but it has not been accepted.
It is a brilliant book. One of the best memoirs since Mary McCarthy's Memories of a Catholic Girlhood, full of characters reminiscent of Steinbeck's Cannery Row and Damon Runyon's short stories, and written in a unique style.
A true prize winner.