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NameUlla Öhberg
Date22-03-15
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MessageI have listened to ”A room in Berlin” as the novel is called in Swedish. I found it on the Sveriges Radios (SR Swedish Radio) app in my tablet. What a fascinating book! It catched my heart!



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NameJosh Friedlander
Date05-05-13
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MessageA great man. The world is poorer without him.


NameGIGNJQHegu
Date03-03-12
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MessageI hardly think that it is the poevryurs of multiculturalism who are guilty of airbrishing history. Indeed, a central objection to multiculturalists is that they bang on about the evils of colonialism ad nauseum. Either way, choosing not to sell or buy a book, or choosing to remove a book from your own shelf, is not the same as a government censoring/banning/changing a book.


NameI. Aronovsky
Date15-02-12
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MessageI read the Faces of Terror trilogy last year, enjoying the first book, but the second, Blood in the Snow, and the last one were even better. Mr Selbourne's message re publishers is far too pessimistic however. The trilogy could well be republished as twentieth century classics, and I see no reason why they should not be. I am sure there would be a significant readership for these books. Penguin, the original publisher should consider this and if not there are publishers who would realise there is a market for these books and a renewed interest in the period he covered. Its a matter of perseverance. Consider the success of Life and Fate, and the thrillers by Alan Furst, some of which tackle the Stalin era in far less depth. The trilogy would also be ideal as a Radio 4 Sunday afternoon serial.


NameJonathan Pitt
Date22-01-12
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MessageI read the obituary of Emanuel in The Guardian last year and I am planning to read his autobiographical book " Journey through a small planet." I am looking forward to reading this book.
He seemed a very interesting man and I hope to be able to recommend his books to my family and friends. smilie



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NameDavid Selbourne
Date30-10-11
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MessageUnjustly disregarded, Litvinoff was one of postwar Britain's few writers of distinction, and unequalled in his exploration of the dilemmas and difficulties of being Jewish. But today's publishing 'industry'can hardly be expected to restore him to the attention he merits; 'the market' would not permit it, and we are all the poorer for it.



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NameNeil Alan Wilson
Date11-10-11
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MessageIt is with much sadness to make any comment on Emanuel's life with particular relevance. And his children will be indebted to this end. I can recall Emanuel's momentary influence in all periods of disaster. It rises above the mutual concern to greet the potent identity that is so captivating about his work.


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