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My Book Love for Anat Talshir’s About The Night


Book Review by Soulla Christodoulou

The most beautiful love story, steeped in a history I knew little about but thought of often; love between different cultures at a time when such love was dangerous, forbidden, illicit.

Talshir has a magical way of writing which is factual yet extraordinarily romantic all at the same time. her words sang to me from the page, sometimes making my feet dance and other times ripping out my heart.

I believe such a story exists for two people like Lila and Elias out there in the real world. An epic tale which will stay with me forever.

Anat Talshir has been one of Israel’s most distinguished investigative journalists for over thirty years. She has hosted a television show on current affairs and taught creative writing at the College of Management Academic Studies. Talshir has written and produced several documentaries, including the award-winning programme Israel’s Next War?

In 2002 she was awarded the Nahum Sokolov Prize for best journalism (the Israeli Pulitzer). Talshir is currently working on her second novel.


I hope you enjoy reading her novel as much as I did.


With much love, Soulla xxx

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