Synopses & Reviews
At the start of World War II, Jack and Sadie Rosenblum flee Berlin for London with their baby daughter, Elizabeth. Upon arrival, Jack receives a pamphlet from the German Jewish Aid Committee on how to act like a proper Englishman. He follows it to the letter--Saville Row suits, the BBC, trips to Covent Garden, a Jaguar--and it works like a charm. The Rosenblums settle into a prosperous new life.
Just one item on the list eludes him: "An Englishman must be a member of a golf course." No golf course in England at the time will admit a Jew. But the list is now the guiding document in Jack's life, and he must check off the final item. So he decides to build his own golf club in the Dorset countryside. For the second time, Sadie leaves a home she loves. And despite ancient customs, British snobbery, mythical beasts, and a shrinking bank account, they triumph once again.
"Utterly charming and very funny."
--Paul Torday, author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Paul Torday
"Adams who is also the CEO of Bee Audio, narrates a bittersweet, comic love story filled with World War II nostalgia."
--Publishers Weekly The Times (London)
"This is a stunning book, with setting, scenes, and dialogue all artfully managed."
--Jewish Book World
"A beguiling debut novel sure to appeal to the legion of fans of novels like Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows's The Guernsey Literary
and Potat Peel Society
--Library Journal [starred review]
"Prepare to be seriously charmed. . . . Hilarious and touching."
--The Times (London)
Full of bittersweet humor and World War II nostalgia, this is a sweetly comic love story of a couple making their wildest dreams come true.
About the Author
JAMES ADAMS, CEO and founder of BeeAudio, is the narrator of over 100 audiobooks, author of 14 bestselling books on international affairs, and former journalist and managing editor of the London Sunday Times. His distinctive British accent can also be heard on a a morning news show he hosts for public radio.NATASHA SOLOMONS lives in Dorset, England, where she co-writes screenplays with her husband and is pursuing a Ph.D. in eighteenth-century fiction.