Price  £18.99
Format  Hardback
Published  February 2006
Length  350 pages
ISBN  9781870015974

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The Sunday Telegraph








Tea with Einstein
William Frankel


If William Frankel were to consider a motto for himself he could do no better than choose carpe diem. He seized each opportunity that came his way: escaping the blitz led to his reading law at Cambridge, a chance meeting in New York led to him becoming general manager and then editor of the Jewish Chronicle.

William Frankel was born into the Hasidic community in London’s East End. Expanding into ever-wider social, professional and intellectual circles, he describes vividly the extraordinary encounters he had with prime ministers, political leaders, writers, artists and musicians.

About William Frankel

Born in London's East End during the First World War, Frankel escaped his Hasidic background to become a major barrister and then newspaper editor. He was known internationally in Jewish and media circles, he died in Washington D.C. in May 2008.