R. G. Saunders

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Location: Beckenham, UK
 

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The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal
519 of 537 people found the following review helpful
This is a mesmerising many-layered book. The fascinating narrative of the fabulously wealthy Jewish Ephrussi family moves through the decades from commercial Odessa to the Paris of the Impressionists and artistic salons to the brutal destruction of the Anschluss of 1938 in Vienna and a familial diaspora over three continents. Parallel to this, we follow with the author his own emotive journey to reclaim the lives lived in the vanished rooms of his forbears. This he does sensitively and successfully, imagining his way there through archives, letters and contemporary fiction. He visits all the great houses and, in Odessa, tasting the dust of the demolished palace rooms, he rejoices in the… Read more
Corvette (CL) by Andrew Montgomery
Corvette (CL) by Andrew Montgomery
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exellent read!!, 3 Nov 2003
Another classic is born as emerging litery giant Andrew Montgomery pens his "diffinitive guide to the all-American sports car". Following up the success of his previous guides on American cars, with this treatise on one of Americas most successful ranges of cars. The photos are superb and illustrate not only the feirce power of the cars themselves but also the auther's feirce passion for the subject. It touches on everything from the classic Galixie Sunliner convertable to modern beasts of the road like the Z06.
This guide delivers up to date information coupled with a flowing style that cannot fail to enthrall. Whether you are a complete corvette virgin, or a dedicated motor fanatic… Read more