Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, World War II
1937: Jack and Sadie Rosenblum and their one year old daughter, Elizabeth, are just one family in a crowd of Jewish refugees who emigrate to England. Jack wants to embrace British culture but runs into some roadblocks, one being that over the course of 15 years in England he never quite loses his ac...
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).
Lovely hopeful little read. Watch my video recommendation here - http://youtu.be/Ypoe6i_SofM
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...