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The Hare With Amber Eyes A Hidden Inheritance

Paperback (27 Jan 2011) | English

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Synopsis

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' Frances Wilson, 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' Bettany Hughes, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year

'A complex and beautiful book' Diana Athill

Book information

ISBN: 9780099539551
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.00492400922
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 354
Weight: 344g
Height: 199mm
Width: 114mm
Spine width: 28mm