An early twentieth-century Englishwoman, Beatrice Campbell-Bennet travels to Palestine with an Arab companion to study and paint the mandrake flower, mentioned in the Old Testament, but she learns more about everyday life in the Holy Land during the Jewish immigration wave known as the Second Aliyah.....
|Title||:||Mandrakes from the Holy Land|
|Number of Pages||:||197 Pages|
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Mandrakes from the Holy Land Reviews
I continue my armchair/hammock tour of Israel through time. In 1906 now as the heroine travels up the Galilee from small villages gathering plants, I travelled with her in the early days of the settling of Palestine by Jews. Epistolatory with notes by a pyschiatrist, evocations of religious thought. And, thankfully, not too long!
Parts of the book including the last chapter take place here at Meir Shfeyah where I have lived and worked for the past 19 years.
Huh? Wha? Allegory? Irony? This didn't work for me.