Like me, you’ve probably read many books by Leon Uris, Hermann Wouk et al about the establishment of the state of Israel – but all written from the Jewish viewpoint.

This is written by a Palestinian who grew up in the refugee camp in Jenin.

I am sure it is no more and no less biased then those written by the other side but one should read this book, if only to realise that there are two sides to the question.

It is also a well-written book, enjoyable (despite the horrors) and one that lingers in the memory. Do read it!

 Jenny Strickland