RETURN TO FREEDOM by Josephine Kamm

RETURN TO FREEDOM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

While all of this is true if little known (the historical frame is full and authentic), only the early chapters of the book, which get deceptive emphasis on the , deal with the gunpowder plot to murder the Lord Protector, Cromwell. Most of this book which tells the story of year old Andrew Anson, his family and his people, deals with the Jewish community of that time as they follow their forbidden faith in secret (they had been exiled from England); and finally Cromwell succeeds in gaining admission and acceptance for this minority. Andrew's personal story, the ""mounting suspense and tension"", are subdued to the sobering, fervent account of yet another phase of the Jewish fight for freedom with its obvious parallel for present day readers.

Pub Date: Sept. 24th, 1962
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman