The Hare With Amber Eyes

The Hare With Amber Eyes

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 27/01/2011
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The Hare With Amber Eyes
The Hare with Amber Eyes
We read this as part of the Woking Waterstones book club and it received a mixed reception. Most loved it, finding it so rich in history and therefore inte... READ MORE
Hannah Mulligan Ward at Woking


**WINNER OF THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD**Edmund de Waal uncovers the history of a family through a turbulent century through 264 objects.264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far larger and more dramatic than he could ever have imagined.From a burgeoning empire in Odessa to fin de siecle Paris, from occupied Vienna to Tokyo, Edmund de Waal traces the netsuke's journey through generations of his remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century.'You have in your hands a masterpiece' Sunday Times'The most brilliant book I've read for years... A rich tale of the pleasure and pains of what it is to be human' Daily Telegraph**ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY*

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099539551
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 317g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm

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The Hare With Amber Eyes
Not everyone's cup of tea
This is such a hard book to review. It felt like several different stories as the author follows the history of the family Ephrussi, owners of the tiny Jap... READ MORE
The Hare With Amber Eyes
I was looking for a different sort of book to read whilst on holiday and chose 'The Hare with Amber Eyes' as its subject matter was something I knew nothin... READ MORE
The Hare With Amber Eyes
To me, Remarkable
I found this slow to start with - had to start again, but was so glad I did for I found the story the more intriguing the more I read. To find such a famil... READ MORE
an old reader
The Hare With Amber Eyes
Beautifully written family history
Part family history, part European history and all centred around netsuke, small Japanese figures.
Half Man Half Book
The Hare With Amber Eyes
A real treasure!
A must read book.
The Hare With Amber Eyes
Everyone should read this ...
Came across this book while browsing in Waterstones so pleased I did , really enjoyed it, what an amazing story. and a really gripping read, also learnt qu... READ MORE
Dawn Gibson
The Hare With Amber Eyes
Great read!
The Hare With Amber Eyes
The Hare With Amber Eyes
The Hare with Amber Eyes
This is an amazing book. Although I resisted reading it for a period of time thinking that I would not be interested in it, I found it fascinating and hard... READ MORE
Thames Reader
The Hare With Amber Eyes
Fascinating book
This was the second time that I have read this book and I enjoyed it as much as the first time. I find the historical detail well-researched. The complex... READ MORE
Mary Ellerby