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Their promised land: my grandparents in love and war

Their promised land: my grandparents in love and war

Buruma, Ian, author

Ian Buruma's maternal grandparents were born into the same world: children of German-Jewish émigré stockbrokers living in London. But at the demand of his parents, Ian's grandfather, the dutiful son, broke up with his fiancée by letter just before leaving for the Western Front during World War I, where he served as a stretcher bearer in the Battle on the Somme. It was the first great shock their romance would suffer, but their love would survive it. Bernard and Winifred Schlesinger were married for more than 60 years, but the heart of their story lies within the span of the two world wars

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Atlantic Books, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Ian Buruma
ISBN: 1848879415, 9781848879416
Note: Originally published: New York: The Penguin Press, 2016.
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 305 pages : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: Schlesinger, Winifred, 1897-1986 Correspondence.; World War, 1914-1918 Personal narratives, Jewish.; Schlesinger, Bernard, 1896-1984.; Biography.; Schlesinger, Winifred, 1897-1986.; Jews Great Britain Biography.; Schlesinger, Bernard, 1896-1984 Correspondence.; World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, Jewish.