City of Oranges
Part of the Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival
Ticket includes a glass of wine.
The millennia-old port of Jaffa, once known as the ‘Bride of Palestine’, now part of Tel Aviv, was one of the truly cosmopolitan cities of the Mediterranean. There, Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived, worked, and celebrated together. Through intimate personal interviews and generations-old memoirs, letters, and diaries, Adam LeBor’s City of Oranges offers a crucial look at the human lives behind the headlines and reveals a vivid narrative of cataclysmic change. First published in 2006 to wide acclaim, this exclusive event, chaired by Aida Edemariam, launches the new, updated and timely new edition.
Adam LeBor lives in Budapest and writes for The Economist, Newsweek, New York Times, The Times and other publications. He is the author of a number of non-fiction books, including the Orwell Prize shortlisted Hitler's Secret Bankers.
Aida Edemariam is a senior feature writer and editor at the Guardian and author of the forthcoming A Wife’s Tale, a personal history recording her Ethiopian grandmother’s amazing life story.