The hare with amber eyes a hidden inheritance edmund de waal on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a new york times bestseller an economist book of the year costa book award winner for biography galaxy national book award winner new writer of the year award edmund de waal is a world famous ceramicist having spent thirty years making beautiful pots which are then sold. If you love history and art and the melding of the two that i think you will find it impossible not to be taken with edmund de waals the hare with amber eyes to be fair this is high brow storytelling if the davinci code is the mcdonalds equivalent of a book that incorporates these two themes then amber eyes is the four course . In the hare with amber eyes edmund de waal narrates the rise and fall of his maternal family over decades and countries his mother was one of the members of the ephrussi family the ephrussi were russian grain traders who became wealthy and branched into banking and art collections they owned grand mansions and banks in paris vienna and later lived in japan the book starts with the story . The hare with amber eyes 2010 is a family memoir by british ceramicist edmund de waal de waal tells the story of his family the ephrussi once a very wealthy european jewish banking dynasty centered in odessa vienna and paris and peers of the rothschild family. The hare with amber eyes a hidden inheritance by edmund de waal the potter believes in the existential hum of objects but this tale of a family heirloom misses the bigger picture rachel cooke
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