Review: The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss

Reading Material Apr 17, 2016

The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss by Edmund de Waal
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I was planning a week in Vienna, my mother recommended I read the book The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss. A gripping tale of the history of a family - the Ephrussi family - and their often forced travels through the cities of Europe.
On my first full day in Vienna I visited their former city palace: Palais Ephrussi. With the story in my mind, I walked around the city looking at its history with different eyes.

Like my mother, I recommend this book to visitors of Vienna, but remember not to stay in the past, because this city and the author's family certainly have not.

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Leonieke Aalders

Love city life in The Hague #stayhome #staylocal Nature, buildings, statues: what a great way to capture an image!

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