Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English (Compact Disc)
June 2011 Indie Next List
“In fun and bittersweet bites, this debut comic novel follows a German couple who emigrate to England during World War II, where they set about becoming quintessentially English, with all the trappings: orange marmalade, thatched cottage, golf club, and other the bits and bobs. It's a delightful diversion for all Anglophiles!”
— Mark David Bradshaw, Watermark Books, Wichita, KS
At the start of World War II, Jack and Sadie Rosenblum flee Berlin for London with their baby daughter, Elizabeth. Upon arrival, Jack receives a pamphlet from the German Jewish Aid Committee on how to act like a proper Englishman. He follows it to the letter Saville Row suits, the BBC, trips to Covent Garden, a Jaguar and it works like a charm. The Rosenblums settle into a prosperous new life.
Just one item on the list eludes him: An Englishman must be a member of a golf course. No golf course in England at the time will admit a Jew. But the list is now the guiding document in Jack's life, and he must check off the final item. So he decides to build his own golf club in the Dorset countryside. For the second time, Sadie leaves a home she loves. And despite ancient customs, British snobbery, mythical beasts, and a shrinking bank account, they triumph once again.
About the Author
Natasha Solomons is a screenwriter and the New York Times bestselling author of The House at Tyneford, Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English, and The Gallery of Vanished Husbands. She lives in Dorset, England, with her husband and young son.
JAMES ADAMS, CEO and founder of BeeAudio, is the narrator of over 40 audiobooks, author of 13 bestselling books on international affairs, and former journalist and managing editor of the "London Sunday Times".