About the book
In the spring of 1946, Evelyn Sert stands on the deck of a ship bound for Palestine. For the twenty-year-old from London, it is a time of adventure and change when all things seem possible. Swept up in the spirited, chaotic churning of her new, strange country, she joins a kibbutz, then moves on to the teeming metropolis of Tel Aviv, to find her own home and a group of friends as eccentric and disparate as the city itself. She falls in love with a man who is not what he seems when she becomes an unwitting spy for a nation fighting to be born.
Reviewed by Wednesday Reading Group:
Generally well received. The group felt they wanted to find out more about the history/politics of the day. Found it an ‘easy’ but thought provoking read about the variety of Jewishness/her (Evelyn’s) naivety – victim or not?
Star rating: ***