Sunday, February 13, 2011 | Categories: Episodes |
Eleanor Wachtel speaks with one of England's most respected ceramicists about his extraordinary memoir, The Hare With Amber Eyes. Edmund de Waal is descended from a grand, 19th century European banking family. But by the end of the Second World War, virtually all that remained of their vast fortune was a collection of 264 Japanese wood and ivory carvings. De Waal became the fifth generation to inherit this exquisite collection and his account of its journey is moving and original.
The Hare With Amber Eyes is published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.