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Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War Hardcover – 3 Mar 2016

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books; Main edition (3 Mar. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848879385
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848879386
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.9 x 21.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Their Promised Land is a carefully and admirably written, highly readable work of social history told charmingly in a most intimate way through a close perusal of family correspondence. Buruma writes of British-born Jews of the upper-middle class with a great, sympathetic perspicacity and sweetness - these are after all his grandparents who are his subject - and, most revealingly, he traces with precision the effect on their lives of being Jews of German origin in their beloved England during the two world wars. --Philip Roth


In this warmly affectionate, richly textured family chronicle, Ian Buruma draws on his own memories and a treasure trove of intimate letters, to uncover a moving love story, and paint a vivid picture of a seemingly idyllic world darkened by unexpected shadows... A fascinating, subtle, wonderfully readable book. --Eva Hoffman


In Their Promised Land, Ian Buruma offers a searching, tender memorial of his grandparents' marriage that is, at the same time, a clarifying study in the complicated pleasures and discontents of multiple identity. --Adam Thirlwell


From these letters, Ian Buruma has woven an utterly engrossing story of cultivated, upper class German Jews who grew up in England and made its values their own... At once family memoir and history, this is a book to linger over and savour. --Lisa Appignanesi


Ian Buruma, the critic, is justly famous for his ferocious acuity. Ian Buruma, the grandson, brings that same clarity of observation to this exceptional memoir, but he also writes with an elegiac tenderness that may surprise - and will deeply move - both his fans, and those readers who have yet to discover his magisterial gifts. --Judith Thurman


Buruma impressively captures his grandparents' remarkable lives in this insightful narrative. The author shapes his family's labor of a lifetime into a scintillating work of art. --Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

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Ian Buruma's moving and powerful story of his grandparents' enduring love through the terror and separation of two world wars.

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this is a well written book in fascinating detail about what it was really like to be a German Jew in wartime Brittain
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Ian Buruma shows his love for his grandparents in this very personal and intimate book.
Of course the writing is superb. Who can afford to miss a book by Ian Buruma? I can't!
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Skilfully written, an engaging social history. It is cleverly based on family letters: what shal; we do when we have only texts and emails?
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Interesting reading. but writing style too wayward.
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This was my grandparents
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