Walter Nash, 8 February 1990
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Hamish Hamilton, 312 pp., £12.99, February 1990, 0 241 12481 6Show More
The Other Side by Mary Gordon.
Bloomsbury, 337 pp., £13.99, January 1990, 0 7475 0473 3Show More
The Alchemist by Mark Illis.
Bloomsbury, 244 pp., £13.95, January 1990, 0 7475 0468 7Show More
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Deutsch, 145 pp., £11.95, January 1990, 0 233 98496 8Show More
“... Of the extraordinary life and activities of Shabbetai Tzevi, or Sabbatai Zebi (1626-76), sage, scholar, mystic, apostate and self-proclaimed Messiah, an important figure in the history of Judaism, I must confess to knowing nothing until Bernice Rubens captured my interest in the remarkable existence and rum doings of one Sabbatai Zvi, holy roller, profligate, manic-depressive, loving son, passionate friend, a light never quite to lighten the gentiles, but certainly a light of a fitful and most garish kind ...”