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  • Edmund De Waal

    Brought to you by Penguin. 63 rue de Monceau, Paris Dear friend, As you may have guessed by now, I am not in your house by accident. I know your street rather well. Count Moïse de Camondo lived a few doors away from Edmund de Waal's forebears, the Ephrussi, first encountered in his bestselling memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes. Like the Ephrussi, the Camondos were part of belle époque high society. They were also targets of anti-semitism. Camondo created a spectacular house and filled it with the greatest private collection of French eighteenth-century art for his son to inherit. But when Nissim was killed in the First World War, it became a memorial and, on the Count's death,...read more

  • Edmund De Waal

    'With deep appreciation for Camondo's generosity and taste, de Waal takes listeners on a journey they won't forget.' -- AudioFile Magazine This program is read by the author A tragic family history told in a collection of imaginary letters to a famed collector, Moise de Camondo Letters to Camondo is a collection of imaginary letters from Edmund de Waal to Moise de Camondo, the banker and art collector who created a spectacular house in Paris, now the Musée Nissim de Camondo, and filled it with the greatest private collection of French eighteenth-century art. The Camondos were a Jewish family from Constantinople, “the Rothschilds of the East,” who made their home in Paris in...read more

  • Edmund de Waal

    Brought to you by Penguin. **THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **WINNER OF THE 2010 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD** 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'...read more

  • Edmund de Waal

    An intimate narrative history of porcelain, structured around five journeys through landscapes where porcelain was dreamed about, fired, refined, collected, and coveted. Extraordinary new nonfiction, a gripping blend of history and memoir, by the author of the award-winning and bestselling international sensation, The Hare with the Amber Eyes. In The White Road, bestselling author and artist Edmund de Waal gives us an intimate narrative history of his lifelong obsession with porcelain, or 'white gold.' A potter who has been working with porcelain for more than forty years, de Waal describes how he set out on five journeys to places where porcelain was dreamed about, refined,...read more

  • Edmund de Waal

    ** Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4 ** ‘Other things in the world are white but for me porcelain comes first’ A handful of clay from a Chinese hillside carries a promise: that mixed with the right materials, it might survive the fire of the kiln, and fuse into porcelain – translucent, luminous, white. Acclaimed writer and potter Edmund de Waal sets out on a quest - a journey that begins in the dusty city of Jingdezhen in China and travels on to Venice, Versailles, Dublin, Dresden, the Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina and the hills of Cornwall to tell the history of porcelain. Along the way, he meets the witnesses to its creation; those who were inspired, made rich or...read more

  • Edmund de Waal

    A New York Times Bestseller An Economist Book of the Year Costa Book Award Winner for Biography Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award) Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots—which are then sold, collected, and handed on—he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive. And so begins The Hare with Amber Eyes, this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story as de Waal discovers both the...read more

  • Edmund De Waal

    Nach dem Tod seines Großonkels Iggie Ephrussi erbt Edmund de Waal eine Sammlung japanischer Miniaturschnitzereien - so genannte Netsuke. Auf der Suche nach ihrer Herkunft und jenen Menschen, die sie einst besaßen, begibt er sich auf die Reise nach Paris, Wien, Odessa und Tokio. Dabei lernt er die bewegende Geschichte seiner Vorfahren kennen und erzählt sie. Die Ephrussi gehören im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert zu den einflußreichsten und wohlhabendsten jüdischen Bankiersfamilien. In den Zeiten des aufkeimenden Antisemitismus wird der Familie ihre Herkunft zum Verhängnis. Sowohl Einfluß als auch Reichtum schwinden schnell - ein Existenzkampf...read more

  • Edmund De Waal

    Nach dem Tod seines Großonkels Iggie Ephrussi erbt Edmund de Waal eine Sammlung japanischer Miniaturschnitzereien so genannte Netsuke. Auf der Suche nach ihrer Herkunft und jenen Menschen, die sie einst besaßen, begibt er sich auf die Reise nach Paris, Wien, Odessa und Tokio. Dabei lernt er die bewegende Geschichte seiner Vorfahren kennen und erzählt sie. Die Ephrussi gehören im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert zu den einflussreichsten und wohlhabendsten jüdischen Bankiersfamilien. In den Zeiten des aufkeimenden Antisemitismus wird der Familie ihre Herkunft zum Verhängnis. Sowohl Einfluss als auch Reichtum schwinden schnell ein Existenzkampf...read more