Monday, May 23, 2011

REview: 21 Aldgate (Hardcover)
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I love books that I can FEEL. Patricia Friedberg, after recalling family memories, doing extensive research, and fictionalizing, allowed me to feel the strength and love of the family as they shared their worries and fears as well as laughter at the nightly dinner gathering. She allowed me to feel the emotions Clara experienced as she made her difficult choices. She allowed me to feel the anxiety of Londoners, their confusion, debates,protests and ultimate acceptance of war. Her characters are vivid and I wish I had known them all. I anticipated each new chapter, wondering who would take me where; to the front window at 21 where Nelly sat and observed the activities on High Street each evening? To artist Paul Maze's beautiful homes far from the East End? To his bed? To Munich where the intrigue and action were suspenseful? This novel is a learning experience as well. Of particular note is the extent of anti-semitism and the well described development of Winston Churchill's rise to power. The communal spirit that held together the family and Londoners alike was evident and enviable as we read Friedberg's description of utter destruction and devastation. We smile though as we watch spirit, determination and love survive. What a fabulous film this will make...I want front row!

Tickets Available for Author's Talk at English-Speaking Union

Click here to download a ticket order form for Patricia Friedberg's 4 August 2011 appearance at the English-Speaking Union in London.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

US / Book talks scheduled for JUNE 2011
  • SPRINGFIELD, MA - THURSDAY, June 16th, 10:30 AM JCC, 1160 Dickenson, Springfield, Massachusetts, 01108
  • East Long Meadow Book Club. (Date and location hto be arranged)
UK / Book Talks: JULY and AUGUST 2011:

  • JEECS - Jewish East End Commemorative Society Interview with Editor of the periodical "THE CABLE". London. Feature article about "21 Aldgate" to appear in the Fall issue of"THE CABLE".

JULY Talks in the UK for the Southern Regional Outreach of the ASSOCIATION OF REFUGEES:
  • EALING, TUESDAY, July 5th - 2:00PM 15 Grange Rd., Ealing, London, W5 5QN
  • BRIGHTON, MONDAY, July 18th - 12:30 PM Ralli Hall Community Center, Denmark Villas at Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3TH
  • RADLETT , WEDNESDAY, July 20th - 10:30 AM, 118 Watling Rd., Radlett, Herts WD7 7AA

Community Groups and Organizations:
  • COCKFOSTERS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 13th Old Farm Ave.,Southgate, London N14 5 QR
  • RISCHON ORGANIZATION, SUNDAY, July 17th - 3:00PM Edgeware, London
  • ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION, (ESU) THURSDAY, August 4th - 6:30 PM, Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J 5ED

If you find yourself in London on any of these dates. Please come!!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Read all about it..........Read all about it...

We're close to selling out the first edition of 21 Aldgate.
Working on a paper back edition.  Off to London in a few weeks - more talks -