A HEART-RENDING TALE OF TWO FAMILIES FLEEING THE HORRORS OF THE HOLOCAUST
As violence and hatred sweep across Europe and the Middle East under the Nazis, this novel tells the story of two Jewish refugee families whose lives unexpectedly converge in post-war London.
The story begins in the early 1940s in Budapest and Baghdad where, 1,600 miles apart, Jewish communities are being brutally purged by fascists. In different, but equally devastating circumstances, the Weisz and Haroun families flee their homes to seek safety in England.
As both clans deal with the challenges, upheavals and horrors of the Holocaust and its legacy, their lives become intertwined after an unlikely twist of fate. NINE LOVE LETTERS is a poignant and tender novel about the enduring power of love across generations, based on real events.
Gerald Jacobs is the literary editor of the Jewish Chronicle. His book Sacred Games was published by Hamish Hamilton in 1995, Penguin in 1996 and re-issued by Faber in 2011. He lives in Muswell Hill, London.