Letters to Camondo

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Synopsis

'*A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021*

'Consistently illuminating
... considered, compassionate and appreciative... This book is a wonderful tribute to a family and to an idea' Guardian

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, was bequeathed to France.

The Musée Nissim de Camondo has remained unchanged since 1936. Edmund de Waal explores the lavish rooms and detailed archives and uncovers new layers to the family story. In a haunting series of letters addressed to the Count, he tells us what happened next.


'Letters to Camondo immerses you in another age... de Waal creates a dazzling picture of what it means to live graciously' Financial Times

Book information

ISBN: 9781784744311
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Chatto & Windus
Pub date:
DEWEY: 707.5
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 23875
Number of pages: 182
Weight: 452g
Height: 131mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 30mm