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Author Buruma, Ian, author.

Title Their promised land : my grandparents in love and war / Ian Buruma.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    305.892 BUR    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    305.892 BUR    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    305.892 BUR    Available
Description 305 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "A family history of surpassing beauty and power: Ian Buruma's account of his grandparents' enduring love through the terror and separation of two world wars. During the almost six years England was at war with Nazi Germany, Winifred and Bernard Schlesinger, Ian Buruma's grandparents, and the film director John Schlesinger's parents, were, like so many others, thoroughly sundered from each other. Their only recourse was to write letters back and forth. And write they did, often every day."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Don't Like the Name -- First Love -- Going to War -- The Long Wait -- Safe Haven -- The Beginning -- The End of the Beginning -- Empire -- The Beginning of the End -- The End -- Epitaph.
Subject Schlesinger, Bernard, 1896-1984 -- Correspondence.
Schlesinger, Winifred, 1897-1986 -- Correspondence.
Jews -- England -- London -- Biography.
Jews, German -- England -- London -- Biography.
Jews, German -- Cultural assimilation -- England -- London.
Spouses -- England -- London -- Biography.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Biography.
Love-letters -- England -- London.
Buruma, Ian.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Personal correspondence.
ISBN 9781594204388 (hardcover)
1594204381 (hardcover)

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