Beyond the windmill || The history of Jerusalem, told by the scion of one of its most famous families
It's not surprising that Simon Sebag Montefiore has written a monumental biography of Jerusalem. A wide-ranging interview on the occasion of its publication in Hebrew (and a few words about Kate and William).
Simon Sebag Montefiore exudes charm. It’s the sort of charm that emanates from aristocrats who move about this world confidently. Their place is clear to them. Perhaps because of the certainty, he seems untroubled with matters of honor. He is very humorous, void of mannerisms and highly accessible. In fact, the London-born writer and historian is the only foreign writer I’ve ever met who doesn’t use an agent,...
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