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Hadley Freeman is the author of The Meaning of Sunglasses and Be Awesome and has been a columnist and staff writer for The Guardian since 2000, where she writes the popular 'Ask Hadley' fashion column. She also contributes to US Vogue. She lives in New York and London.

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'This is a startlingly original book, remarkable and gripping' Edmund de Waal

'A magnificently vivid re-creation of her Jewish family's experience of twentieth-century Europe, Hadley Freeman's book is also an acute examination of the roots, tropes, and persistence of anti-Semitism, which makes it an urgently necessary book for us to read right now' Salman Rushdie

'This is an utterly engrossing book: one that manages to be an intimate family history and a meticulously researched account of a shocking period of world history at the same time. It may be an overused term of approbation, but it truly is unputdownable' Nigella Lawson

'House of Glass is extraordinary. It reads like a mystery and a memoir and a gripping history of the last century ... Freeman doesn't hide from the grey spaces people inhabit during wartime, or shy away from drawing the terrifying parallels to today's iterations of those ancient hatreds. It is a brave and wonderful book' Nathan Englander

'This deeply moving book is so beautifully written - like hearing a fascinating conversation about the past, then being warmly welcomed into the very heart of it. This is a stunning memoir, and a thrilling detective story. I completely lost myself in its many worlds' Marina Hyde

'It glitters like a diamond - revealing not only the extraordinary story of the Glass family, but the many facets of twentieth-century Jewish experience. Written with lightness and warmth, this book is both timely and timeless' Helen Lewis

'By the end, I was completely wrapped up in the sharply contrasting characters of the Glass family, and the parts their different temperaments - trusting or sceptical, outspoken or conciliatory, ambitious or carefree - played in determining their fates ... wonderfully lively book' Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday

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