Good-naturedly experiences Israel, Tunisia, France, Italy, Egypt, Australia, England...deeply concerned with transplantation and the nature of belonging. -- The Jerusalem Post
Jewish Maltese Australian Englishwoman traces her family's search for peace and prosperity...hidden history...Feasts, secrets and childhood pleasures. -- The Sunday Age, Melbourne
Lament for a vanished civilisation. Sephardic courtship, love, rivalry, fear and hate in exotic settings...Journalism, travel-writing and fiction... -- The Australian Review of Books
About the Author
Aline P'nina Tayar was born in Malta in 1948 and grew up in Israel and Australia. She has lived in France, Tunisia, Italy, Belgium and Portugal. For the past twenty-five years, her permanent home has been Bath from where her work as a conference interpreter takes her to Brussels and Strasbourg. Tayar is a published poet and from 1999-2000 was a member of the Editorial Board of the New York magazine 'Response'. 'How Shall We Sing?' is her first book. She is currently completing a novel recounting the experiences of immigrants in Australia in the 1950s and 60s.