Monthly Archives: January 2016

Beatrix Potter manuscript on a cat with a double life is found

“Once upon a time there was a serious, well-behaved young black cat.” Beatrix Potter wrote these words in a notebook over 100 years ago when she began work on “The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots,” about a well-behaved cat who leads a double life. Although Potter wrote at least three drafts of …

Read More »

Marshal Pétain’s Jewish Speechwriter – The Forward

French Jewish author Henri Raczymow, born in 1948, wrote books combining a fascination with family, literature and history. From “Heinz”, about his uncle who was murdered at the Majdanek concentration camp, to “Swan’s Way”, about Marcel Proust’s character, Charles Swann, Raczymow offers a personal insight into the expressions of Judaism. …

Read More »