Posted in November 2020

The Founder of the House (1935) by Naomi Jacob

Book Review by Frances S: The Founder of House is described as the first volume of Naomi Jacob’s seven-volume Gollantz saga, which seemed a good place to start but probably wasn’t. More of that later. The story opens in Paris at the home and showroom of Fernando Meldola, a Jewish antique dealer in his early … Continue reading

The Young Clementina (1935) by D.E. Stevenson

Book review by George S: I ordered this book from Kindle as The Young Clementina, partly because its cover picture suggested a light and jolly romp. Only later did I discover that back in 1935, its title was the more ominous Divorced From Reality; then in 1966 it was reissued as Miss Dean’s Dilemma. And … Continue reading