The Exiles Return Book Launch

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The Exiles Return Book Launch

  • Tue 12 Mar 2013
  • 6:30PM
Elisabeth de Waal contact sheets, copyright Edmund de Waal
Elisabeth de Waal contact sheets, copyright Edmund de Waal

Austrian Cultural Forum London

28 Rutland GateLondon SW7 1PQ

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T 020 7225 7300

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Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with the Amber Eyes, 2010, will talk about his grandmother Elisabeth de Waal’s book The Exiles Return. Published by Persephone Books, the novel follows four exiles as they return to Vienna in the early 1950s, 15 years after their escape. The publication marks 75 years to the day since the Austrian Anschluss in 1938.

Elisabeth de Waal grew up in Palais Ephrussi in Vienna that was ransacked by the Nazis. A lawyer and poet, she left with her Dutch-born husband for England. It was on her return to Vienna after the war that she recovered the family collection of netsuke that had been hidden by the family’s maid.