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Jonathan Freedland - Jacob's Gift

Jonathan Freedland - Jacob's Gift

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When Jonathan Freedland becomes a father, he starts wondering about the inheritance he will pass on to his son, Jacob. He sets out to uncover the stories of his forebears, Jewish immigrants who at the dawn of the last century came to Britain in search of a new life. He finds out why they moved - and the painful dilemmas they faced once they got here. We meet Nat, the Edwardian immigrant who served the British Empire; Great Uncle Mick who preached revolution in London's East End; and Sara - Jonathan's mother - raised in faith yet tested by a life that seemed to be the work of a harsh, unforgiving God. Jacob's Gift is a powerful exploration of what it means to be an insider an outsider in Britain, both yesterday and today. It is the story of a family and turbulent century - and of the precious gift handed down from one generation to the next.

"Brave, intimate, candid, touching. An admirable, absorbing book" - Guardian
"Jacob's Gift has more in common with a well-written drama than a book like this has any right to ... [It] will speak to anyone with an interest in the complications of human history... an important, inspiring work" - Herald

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