House of Glass with Hadley Freeman
Tue 31 Mar 2020
7:00pm at Mr B's
Tickets include author interview and signing, a glass of wine and a 15% discount on any books in the shop on the night.
Hadley Freeman, journalist, columnist and 80’s film-expert, has spent the last decade writing witty and insightful pieces about everything from the #MeToo movement to twins in popular culture. Throughout this time, however, she was also on a fascinating, personal journey of discovery, starting with the death of her own grandmother.
All Hadley knew about her grandmother, Sala Glass, was that she’d met her American grandfather in Paris, and that she travelled to America to marry him in the late 1930s. Finding an old shoe-box, belonging to her grandmother, she began to piece together letters, photos and an unpublished memoir into the fascinating and thrilling story of all the Glass siblings, from the fashion world of prewar France, through the horrors of the Second World War. Ten years later, the result is ‘House of Glass’: a deeply moving and ever so timely memoir of home, identity and belonging – of courage and survival.
We absolutely loved hosting Hadley back in 2016, for the publication of ‘Life Moves Pretty Fast’ her funny and relatable account of life-lessons in the films of the 1980s. We can’t wait to welcome her back and to explore a very different book – a both personal and wide-spanning history of the twentieth century as seen through the lives of one Jewish family.