Book Club, monthly on Mondays, 6.30 pm, online via Zoom

Members and guests welcome. For more information please contact the synagogue office on / 020 8445 3400.

Below please find a list of the books we will be reading and discussing over the coming months.

Monday 4 March 2024
The Land Agent by J.David Simons


Palestine 1920s. Working as a land agent for one of the richest men in the world, Polish-Jewish immigrant Lev Sela stumbles upon a strategic area of land that doesn’t exist on any map. The resultant struggle for ownership involves Lev both in disputes and a love affair. The Land Agent is the third title in J. David Simons’ Glasgow to Galilee trilogy which includes The Credit Draper and The Liberation of Celia Kahn.

About the author

J. David Simons (born 27 August 1953) is a Scottish novelist and short story writer. His novels include The Credit Draper (2008), The Liberation of Celia Kahn (2011), An Exquisite Sense of What is Beautiful (2013), The Land Agent (2014) and A Woman of Integrity’(2017) and are all published by Saraband. His latest novel – The Responsibility of Love – will be available as an ebook as well as a special limited edition from 1stMay 2021 and will be published commercially by BackPage Press in Autumn 2021.

Simons has been awarded several grants from Creative Scotland and the Society of Authors, his work has been shortlisted for the McKitterickl Prize and in 2012 he was a recipient of a prestigious Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship. Apart from his fiction writing, he is also an editor with the Blue Pencil Literary Agency and a media journalist for global technology research firm, Omdia.