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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 wave of events is 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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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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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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