Si­mon Schama speaks to El­lie Cawthorne about his new book, which looks at the lives of Jews – from rab­bis to bare-knuckle box­ers – across four cen­turies…

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The lat­est re­leases re­viewed, plus Si­mon Schama dis­cusses his book on the his­tory of the Jewish peo­ple

“Jewish his­tory can of­ten end up as an end­less pro­ces­sion of rab­bis, philoso­phers and re­li­gious thinkers. I re­ally wanted to look at the char­ac­ters that aren’t tra­di­tion­ally dealt with,” says Si­mon Schama

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