Eluned Gramich sings in praise of readers of unkosher novels and among them, Lily Tobias, the subject of Jasmine Donahaye’s expert biography in Honno’s popular biography series July 1938. Haifa: at the same time as her husband, Philip, was driving back from a day’s work, the acclaimed author Lily Tobias was putting the finishing touches […]
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Dear Mona: Letters from a Conscientious Objector

Assessing these missives from the twentieth century, the last great age of letter-writing, John Barnie is fascinated by what they reveal about the artist formerly known as Len Jones, including a conscientious objector’s forestry work, presence at the Battle of the Bulge, relieving Bergen-Belsen, picking a side in post-war Palestine and fending off unwanted professions of love from a man and a woman

PUBLISHED ON: 29/01/19

CATEGORY: Reviews

Sometime after he completed the biography of his father, the artist Jonah Jones, Peter Jones was approached by a nephew of Mona Lovell, the woman who …

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Losing Israel

Amy McCauley admires a highly eloquent and thoughtful meditation on what it means to exist in history and as a product of history within a deeply political and strikingly personal and superior memoir

PUBLISHED ON: 01/08/15

CATEGORY: Reviews

A complex, multi-layered and ambitious book, Losing Israel isn’t your average ‘memoir’ by any stretch of the imagination. In one sense, the book isn’t …

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