The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance (Paperback)
  • The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance (Paperback)

The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance (Paperback)

11 Reviews Write your review
£9.99
Paperback Published: 22/01/2011
  • 5+ in stock

We can send it to you within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Click & Collect From your local shop
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. WINNER OF THE 2010 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD. 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far larger and more dramatic than he could ever have imagined. From a burgeoning empire in Odessa to fin de siecle Paris, from occupied Vienna to Tokyo, Edmund de Waal traces the netsuke's journey through generations of his remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century. 'You have in your hands a masterpiece' Frances Wilson, Sunday Times. 'The most brilliant book I've read for years...A rich tale of the pleasure and pains of what it is to be human' Bettany Hughes, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year. 'A complex and beautiful book' Diana Athill.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099539551

You may also be interested in...

“Really important book”

My partner does not find it easy to read this book so I can only talk about my opinion. Yet she is the one who reads books, especially on the holocaust. Unlike her I was immediately captivated by the whole narrative... More

Hardback edition
17th March 2013
Helpful? Upvote 9

“Not everyone's cup of tea”

This is such a hard book to review. It felt like several different stories as the author follows the history of the family Ephrussi, owners of the tiny Japanese carvings called Netsuke. The early history, in France,... More

Paperback edition
1st April 2012
Helpful? Upvote 9

“Tedious”

I was looking for a different sort of book to read whilst on holiday and chose 'The Hare with Amber Eyes' as its subject matter was something I knew nothing about. Neither had I read anything by this author... More

Paperback edition
10th August 2011
Helpful? Upvote 6

Your review has been submitted successfully.

We would love to hear what you think of Waterstones. Why not review Waterstones on Trustpilot?


Review us on Trustpilot