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    • The Hare with Amber Eyes

    • A Family's Century of Art and Loss
    • By: Edmund de Waal
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Ephrussis were a grand banking family, as rich and respected as the Rothschilds, who “burned like a comet” in 19th-century Paris and Vienna society. Yet by the end of World War II, almost the only thing remaining of their vast empire was a collection of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox. The renowned ceramicist Edmund de Waal became the fifth generation to inherit this small and exquisite collection of netsuke. Entranced by their beauty and mystery, he determined to trace the story of his family through the story of the collection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A vagabond through history, clutching a tiny carvi

    • By SB Price on 01-19-12

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The White Road

    • Journey into an Obsession
    • By: Edmund de Waal
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Extraordinary new nonfiction, a gripping blend of history and memoir, by the author of the award-winning and best-selling international sensation The Hare with the Amber Eyes. In The White Road, best-selling author and artist Edmund de Waal gives us an intimate narrative history of his lifelong obsession with porcelain, or "white gold".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marvelous and addictive

    • By Elizabeth on 09-27-17

    Regular price: $35.69

    • The Hare with Amber Eyes

    • A Hidden Inheritance
    • By: Edmund de Waal
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 56
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    Winner of the 2010 COSTA Biography Award. A total of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox: potter Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in the Tokyo apartment of his Great Uncle Iggie. Later, when Edmund inherited the ‘netsuke’, they unlocked a story far larger than he could ever have imagined.…

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    • A Masterpiece

    • By Neil Chisholm on 10-12-12

    Regular price: $23.55

    • The White Road

    • A pilgrimage of sorts
    • By: Edmund de Waal
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A handful of clay from a Chinese hillside carries a promise: that mixed with the right materials, it might survive the fire of the kiln and fuse into porcelain - translucent, luminous, white. Acclaimed writer and potter Edmund de Waal sets out on a quest - a journey that begins in the dusty city of Jingdezhen in China and travels on to Venice, Versailles, Dublin, Dresden, the Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina and the hills of Cornwall to tell the history of porcelain.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Der Hase mit den Bernsteinaugen

    • By: Edmund de Waal
    • Narrated by: Hanns Zischler
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
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    Nach dem Tod seines Großonkels Iggie Ephrussi erbt Edmund de Waal eine Sammlung japanischer Miniaturschnitzereien - so genannte Netsuke. Auf der Suche nach ihrer Herkunft und jenen Menschen, die sie einst besaßen, begibt er sich auf die Reise nach Paris, Wien, Odessa und Tokio. Dabei lernt er die bewegende Geschichte seiner Vorfahren kennen und erzählt sie. Die Ephrussi gehören im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert zu den einflußreichsten und wohlhabendsten jüdischen Bankiersfamilien.

    Regular price: $9.20

    • Un'eredità di avorio e ambra

    • By: Edmund De Waal
    • Narrated by: Davide Marzi
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Un'elegante vetrina nella casa londinese di Edmund de Waal contiene 264 sculture giapponesi di avorio, o legno, non più grandi di una scatola di fiammiferi, raffiguranti divinità, personaggi di ogni tipo, animali, piante. La vetrina è aperta, e i piccoli figli di de Waal possono estrarre i netsuke - così si chiamano i minuscoli oggetti - e giocarci. Come facevano, ha scoperto l'autore, i piccoli figli di Viktor e Emmy von Ephrussi, suoi bisnonni, nel boudoir della madre, in un fastoso palazzo viennese della Ringstrasse, un secolo fa.

    Regular price: $14.63

    • Haren med de ravgule øjne (Danish Edition)

    • By: Edmund de Waal
    • Narrated by: Michael Brostrup
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
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    Forfatteren af denne bog, Edmund de Waal, er en internationalt anerkendt keramiker, der har sine værker udstillet over hele verden. En dag arver han fra en onkel en samling af 264 bittesmå, udskårne, japanske figurer af træ og elfenben - såkaldte netsuker - der har været i familiens eje siden 1870’erne. Arven og genstandene pirrer Edmund de Waals nysgerrighed, og han begiver sig ud på en rejse tilbage i den europæiske historie for at finde ud af, hvem der har rørt ved disse smukke, små skabninger, hvem der har elsket og beundret dem, og hvad de har været vidne til.

    Regular price: $21.44