A Family History of Smoking
By (author) Andrew Riemer
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Family History of Smoking by Andrew Riemer
Book DescriptionA Family History of Smoking is a compelling memoir about two European families living through the last gasps of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. From great-grandfather David, who saw his family's fortunes decline with the gradual rise of anti-Semitism, to the ultra-modern, glamorous mother who held her family together through World War II, Andrew Riemer paints a beautiful portrait of a now vanished world that literally went up in smoke. Set against the backdrop of the tumult of early twentieth-century Europe, A Family History of Smoking is full of eccentric characters, literary anecdotes and historical drama, and is a moving tribute to a family, its strength and its stories.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780522854886
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Andrew Riemer
Inside Outside, Paperback (June 2012)
On a freezing November day in 1946, Andrew Riemer, then a 10-year-old with mumps, left a bomb-scarred Budapest on his way to Australia. In 1990, just a few days before Christmas, he returns to the city of his birth where, amid the decay of a world waking from totalitarian rule, he tries to reconstruct the past from shreds of memory and family myth.
Habsburg Cafe, Paperback (June 2012)
Award-winning author Andrew Riemer revisits Eastern Europe, having left it at the age of ten, and presents a sparkling account of his travels in Austria and Hungary, the heartland of the Habsburg Empire. He takes us from Vienna, which he calls a theme park dedicated to images of a romantic past, to the chaos of contemporary Hungary.
Spruiker's Tale, Paperback (April 2005)» View all books by Andrew Riemer
In a godforsaken town, on the edge of the Gibson Desert, an old circus family come to rest. Tarcisius, the 100-year-old father; Magnolita Rosario, the vindictive matriarch who rules over the three sons with an iron fist; and Trinity, who inherits all her grandmother's skills as a trapezist and sets the world alight.
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Author Biography - Andrew Riemer
Andrew Riemer is a bestselling author and the Chief Book Reviewer of The Sydney Morning Herald. He is the winner of several literary awards including the Geraldine Pascall Award for Critical Writing in 1999. His books include Inside Outside, Sandstone Gothic and Hughes.
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