People of the Book

 
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Shortlisted for Barbara Jefferis Award 2009.
 

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When Hanna Heath gets a call in the middle of the night in her Sydney home about a precious medieval manuscript that has been recovered from the smouldering ruins of war-torn Sarajevo, she knows she is on the brink of the experience of a lifetime. A renowned book conservator, she must now make her way to Bosnia to start work on restoring the Sarajevo Haggadah - a Jewish prayer book - to discover its secrets and piece together the story of its miraculous survival. But the trip will also set in motion a series of events that threaten to rock Hanna's orderly life, including her encounter with Ozren Karamen, the young librarian who risked his life to save the book. As meticulously researched as all of Brooks' previous work, People of the Book...  More
 
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I loved the merging of technical detail with the lives of the characters. Seeing how each piece of evidence came to be in the book was fascinating, and well done because there was no "amazing...more

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One of the worst books I have ever read - very disappointed after Year of Wonder and March. What was she thinking!!!

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I thought it was good - what didn't you like about it? Have you read Foreign Correspondence? I liked that more than March.


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I think this is an outstanding book!

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