The Hare with Amber Eyes, by Edmund de Waal.
Writer Edmund de Waal shares the story of his once wealthy European Jewish family – how family members were scattered, their wealth appropriated and their art collection stolen by the Nazis.
Bell of the Desert, by Alan Gold.
Join the group to discuss this grand historical novel about Gertrude Bell, the most celebrated adventurer of her day, the brains behind Lawrence of Arabia, an adviser to kings and desert sheikhs, and the British government’s secret weapon in WWI in the campaign against the Turks. She was a brilliant academic, mountaineer, explorer, linguist, politician, and a towering literary figure.
Sunday 11 December, 7:30PM
We will be watching and discussing a 2011 Israeli film Footnote, a drama about the troubled relationship between a father and son who teach at the Talmud department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The film will be preceded by pizza supper at 7pm.
The meeting is offsite. Contact the office on 9819 7160 for details.