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Jewish Book Week kicks off in February with a special family day featuring your children’s favourite authors, including Michael Rosen.

And in March we are back with nine days of stimulating talks, debates, music and live performances from exceptional authors, artists and thinkers. Join us as we delve into current affairs, history, philosophy, music and film, with speakers including Douglas Murray, Melanie Phillips, Philippe Sands, Adam Gopnik, Elif Shafak, Tom Bower, Marcus Du Sautoy, Emma Barnett, Rachel Johnson, Tom Segev, Howard Jacobson, Simon Schama, A.B. Yehoshua, Camilla Cavendish, Norman Lebrecht, Gavin Esler, Sue MacGregor, Martin Rees, and Andrew Robinson.

The first two waves of events are now on sale. More event announcements will follow.

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Believe It or Snot: The Definitive Field Guide to Earth’s Slimy Creatures

Family / Jewish Book Week

As part of our Jewish Book Week Family Day, Dani Rabiaotti guides us through a world of slimy facts.

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Brain Fizzing Facts: Awesome Science Questions Answered

Family / Jewish Book Week

As part of our Jewish Book Week Family Day, Dr. Emily Grossman answers some of the weirdest, mind-fizzingly awesome and FUNNY science questions!

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Kjartan Poskitt: The Great Houdini – The World’s Most Amazing Escape Artist

Family / Jewish Book Week

As part of our Jewish Book Week Family Day, Kjartan Poskitt presents some fascinating and gruesome facts about magician Harry Houdini.

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The Missing: The True Story of My Family in WWII

Family / Jewish Book Week

As part of our Jewish Book Week Family Day, Michael Rosen presents the story of the effect of the Holocaust on his family and how he grew up.

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Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization

Words / Jewish Book Week

Drawing on history, his own personal experience and conversations with many of the world’s greatest innovators, ex-CEO of British Petroleum John Browne makes an impassioned and eloquent case for technological progress.

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Live a Little

Words / Jewish Book Week

Prize-winning author Howard Jacobson has written a characteristically funny and wickedly observed novel about falling in love toward the end of your life.

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The New Age of Ageing

Words / Jewish Book Week

We are living in an unprecedented age: this year marks the first time in human history that the number of people aged 65 and over outnumber children aged five and under.

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Life and Work of Eva Ibbotson

Words / Jewish Book Week

Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna in 1925 and moved to England with her father when the Nazis came into power. Ibbotson wrote more than twenty award-winning books for children and young adults.

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Barbara: Dis, quand reviendras-tu?

Words / Jewish Book Week

The French chanteuse Barbara, who would have been 90 this year, defined the meaning of relationships for an entire generation.

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The Fashion Revolution: From Berlin to London

Words / Jewish Book Week

When Hitler came to power in 1933, Berlin’s mainly Jewish clothing industrialists were robbed, displaced or murdered, while their companies were ‘Aryanized’. What happened to those who escaped to Britain - and how did they revolutionise fashion in the UK?

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Translating an Epic: Vasily Grossman’s Stalingrad

Words / Jewish Book Week

Robert Chandler has produced a magnificent first translation into English of Grossman’s masterpiece, one of the supreme accomplishments of 20th century literature.

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Conversations with Bach

Words / Jewish Book Week

In 1720 Bach completed his six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin. In the same year, Francesco Goffriller made the violin currently owned by Krysia Osostowicz.

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A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism

Words / Jewish Book Week

The journalist and New York Times-bestselling author Adam Gopnik offers a stirring defence of liberalism against the dogmatisms of our time.

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The Wolf of Baghdad

Words / Jewish Book Week

Carol Isaac’s graphic memoir of a lost homeland revisits the old Jewish Quarter of 1940s Baghdad, home to a third of the city’s population which witnessed the death or expulsion of almost its entire community of 150,000. Journeying among its ghostly former inhabitants, she brings to life a lost world.

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Who Wants to be a Jewish Writer?

Words / Jewish Book Week

Poet, leading literary critic and Columbia University teacher Adam Kirsch is one of our foremost experts on Jewish thought and history.

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Vive la Résistance!

Words / Jewish Book Week

Wherever fascism has taken root, it has met with resistance. What drives people to such extraordinary courage?

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Spies of No Country

Words / Jewish Book Week

In 1948, with Israel’s existence hanging in the balance, four men, part of a ragtag unit known as the Arab Section, consisting of Jews native to the Arab world, went undercover in Beirut.

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House of Trelawney

Words / Jewish Book Week

Prize-winning author Hannah Rothschild presents her intriguing new novel, a love story and social satire set in the parallel and seemingly unconnected worlds of the British aristocracy and high finance. House of Trelawney is also a story of revenge, and of friendships lost and found.

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The Cairo Genizah

Words / Jewish Book Week

In 1896 Dr Solomon Schechter, a Talmudic scholar, was granted permission by the Jewish community of Egypt to take all he liked to Cambridge. He ‘liked it all’ and took 193,000 manuscripts.

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The Swiss, the Nazis and the Stolen Gold

Words / Jewish Book Week

Switzerland not only financed the Nazis and refused admission to the Jewish refugees fleeing them; the country’s most senior government officials and financial institutions systematically conspired to keep billions in gold and other valuables deposited by Jews in Swiss banks or stolen by the Nazis from their rightful heirs. Tom Bower and Adam Lebor explore the infamous tale.

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Around the World in 80 Trees: an Illustrated Odyssey

Words / Jewish Book Week

Author, Eden Project trustee, World Wildlife Fund ambassador and former BBC TV science and nature commissioner Jonathan Drori has produced a glorious love letter to trees, our most constant and varied companion.

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Mrs Parker of New York

Words / Jewish Book Week

'Whatever you think Dorothy Parker was like, she wasn't' She was famed for her ruthless wit, her satirical verses and sharp-tongued stories. Catch her spirit in this tribute to Dorothy Parker and her work.

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Enemies of the People? How Judges Shape Society

Words / Jewish Book Week

Do judges use the power of the state for the good of the nation? Or do they create new laws in line with their personal views? Join our panel for chaired by author and Britain’s best-known commentator on the law, Joshua Rozenberg.

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