The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)


- By Hadley Freeman

House of Glass ★★★★★

Guardian journalist Hadley Freeman first holds up to the light her Polish/ French (and reluctant American) grandmothe­r, Sala Glass. Cultural identity, the Second World War and lethal anti-Semitism are all embraced. Hadley’s portal is a shoebox of memories found in her gran’s wardrobe, and from this she pulls her characters, notably Sala and her flamboyant brother Alex, unlikely couture king of Paris, and Sala’s American-Jewish husband Bill, forever more in love with his French wife than she with him.

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