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Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English - Natasha Solomons
Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English
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At the outset of World War II, Jack Rosenblum and his family escape Berlin for London. Jack embraces the welcome pamphlet instructing immigrants how to act like "the English." He acquires Saville Row suits and a Jaguar. He never speaks German, apart from the occasional curse. But one key... show more
At the outset of World War II, Jack Rosenblum and his family escape Berlin for London. Jack embraces the welcome pamphlet instructing immigrants how to act like "the English." He acquires Saville Row suits and a Jaguar. He never speaks German, apart from the occasional curse. But one key item--membership in a golf club--remains elusive. So Jack hatches a wild idea: he'll build his own.Jack's wife, Sadie, does not share this obsession. She wants to cook her mother's recipes and remember the life they left behind. But when Jack relocates them to the country, Sadie watches their savings deplete as he pursues his quixotic dream.In this gently surprising first novel, Natasha Solomons tells the captivating love story of a couple making a new life--and their wildest dreams--come true.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780316077590 (0316077593)
Publisher: Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Yzabel
Yzabel rated it
2.0 Mr. Rosenblum's List
Funny in places, but I admit I'd have liked it more if it has been more about "how to be(come) English" in general, and less about the whole golf court thing (I really don't care about golf, the topic bores me).
Boston Bibliophile
Boston Bibliophile rated it
3.0 Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English: A Novel
http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2010/12/review-mr-rosenblum-dreams-in-english.html
WordsofaReader
WordsofaReader rated it
4.0 Mr. Rosenblum's List
Lovely hopeful little read. Watch my video recommendation here - http://youtu.be/Ypoe6i_SofM
Lavinia
Lavinia rated it
Many years ago I read (or was told, cannot remember exactly) that if you emigrate to USA you can be an American sooner or later, while if you emigrate to England you can never be an Englishman. Now, trying to save himself and his family, Mr. Rosenblum flees Berlin right before WWII and goes straight...
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