21 March: Hadley Freeman, ‘House of Glass: The Story and Secrets of a Twentieth-Century Jewish Family’

When Hadley Freeman found a shoebox filled with her French grandmother’s treasured belongings, it started a decade-long quest to find out their haunting significance and to dig deep into the extraordinary lives of her grandmother, Sala, and Sala’s three siblings, Henri, Jacques and Alex Glass. Addressing themes of assimilation, identity, and home, this powerful story of the past explores issues that are deeply relevant today. A moving memoir following the journey of the Glass siblings throughout the course of the twentieth-century, House of Glass is a thrilling account of love, loss, family and belonging which Hadley will address in her talk.

Hadley Freeman is a columnist and features writer for The Guardian. Born in New York where she spent her early years, Hadley’s family subsequently moved to the UK. She has published several books and written widely on fashion, Hollywood, current affairs and antisemitism.

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