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Letters to Camondo
Author : Edmund de Waal
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Number of pages: 192
From the author of the bestselling phenomenon The Hare with Amber Eyes
As you may have guessed by now, I am not in your house by accident. I know your street rather well.
The Camondos lived just a few doors away from Edmund de Waal's forebears. Like de Waal's family, they were part of belle époque high society. They were also targets of anti-Semitism.
Count Moïse de Camondo created a spectacular house filled with art for his son to inherit. Over a century later, de Waal explores the lavish rooms and detailed archives and, in a haunting series of letters addressed to Camondo, he tells us what happened next.
'Illuminating... A wonderful tribute to a family and to an idea' Guardian
'Letters to Camondo immerses you in another age... Dazzling' Financial Times