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Author Ashbee, Felicity.

Title Child in Jerusalem / Felicity Ashbee ; with a foreword by H.V.F. Winstone.

Published Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  956.944204092 ASHB    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xx, 166 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "The year 1919 in Jerusalem marked the conclusion of hundreds of years of Ottoman rule and the beginning of British occupation, a period of great change that would transform the city. Felicity Ashbee's captivating memoir gives the reader a truly original portrait of life in post-WWI Jerusalem as seen through the eyes of a spirited young English girl. The daughter of Charles Robert Ashbee, a disciple of William Morris and prominent player in the Arts and Crafts Movement, Ashbee spent four years, from age six to ten, living in Jerusalem while her father spearheaded the effort to restore the city architecturally and artistically. That golden period of restoration and peaceful mingling of faiths would be brief, thus imbuing the Ashbee's time in Jerusalem with a retrospective poignancy." "Vividly capturing a child's ingenuous perceptions of place, Ashbee's story recreates classic moments of childhood experience against richly detailed views of her surroundings. Yet it also resonates with constant undertones of radical ideas, from her father's socialist tendencies and engagement in the modernist art movement to the establishment of religion-centered political factions that would erode much of Charles Ashbee's work after his departure. It is this union of child's-eye viewpoint and historical backdrop that makes Felicity Ashbee's work such a compelling memoir."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Ashbee, Felicity -- Childhood and youth.
British -- Jerusalem -- Biography.
Children -- Jerusalem -- Biography.
Children -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Jerusalem -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Jerusalem -- Description and travel.
ISBN 9780815608721 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0815608721 (hardcover : alk. paper)