By Gerald Jacobs
Category Literary Fiction, Romantic Fiction, Historical Fiction
This encounter with the past, and the discovery of his father Benny’s diaries, leads Simon Pomeranski back to his childhood and the post-war days of the Astorians, a small group of criminals and traders in ‘swag’ who ran their
business from Brixton Market and exercised their own particular brand of justice. From this wonderful assortment of characters we are introduced to ‘Spanish Joe’, the cultured Russian emigre, Sam ‘the Stick’, with his
wounded machismo and penchant for violent retribution, and the dazzling songstress Estelle, among others. Front and centre in their world, though, is Benny himself, the autodidact owner of Pomeranski Gowns, whose passionate affair with Estelle marks the beginning of a new era for the Astorians. Both riotous and profound, this novel resurrects a vibrant era that deserves a place in our collective memory.
About Gerald Jacobs
Gerald Jacobs is a British author and the literary editor of The Jewish Chronicle.
Nine Love Letters is Jacobs's first novel which was originally published in 2016. It tells the story of two Jewish refugee families whose lives unexpectedly converge in post-war London. His other titles include Judi Dench: A Great Deal Of Laughter - the authorised biography published by Little, Brown and Company. Sacred Games published by Penguin and Pomeranski originally published Quartet Books, now republished by Quadrant Books.
Published: November 2021 Pages: 288 ISBN: 978-1-86151-996-2
Size: 6’’ x 9’’ / 13.9 x 2.3 x 21.3cm Price: £10.00 Format: Paperback
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