"Tayar... observes with great tenderness and insight"

"Tayar has listened to and sought out stories of forebears and observes with great tenderness and insight the changes amid wars, sectarianism, hope and folly. The book is strong on history, but threaded with lighter moments of feasts, secrets and childhood pleasures." - Mike Shuttleworth review from The Age, Melbourne (Agenda Section)

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Presentation at Manoel Theatre, Valletta

Dr. Carmel Vassallo has invited me here tonight to give a personal view, a ‘case study’, so to speak, of a Mediterranean Jewish family with all its typical ramifications extending through the whole of the region (and later well beyond the region.) It is a story or rather a series of stories recounted in my […]