Mr Rosenblum’s List by Natasha Solomons

I’ve talked about this book before, but on Tuesday evening, I was lucky enough to have dinner with the author, Natasha Solomons and her husband David, along with some other Melbourne booksellers.  Natasha is delightful, and it was interesting to hear her talk about the inspiration for the book.  Her grandparents arrived in England as Jewish refugees just before World War II.  They were given a booklet, which told them how they could best assimilate into English society.  In the book, the main character, Jack Rosenblum, makes it his life’s work to fulfull those requirements, with varying success.    It is funny and poignant, and a lovely book to read.  This is a small hardback for $30.  Highly recommended.   Heather

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