Jonathan Freedland and his son Jacob are the fourth and fifth generation of Jewish immigrants who came from Eastern Europe to Britain to carve a new life for themselves. In "Jacob's Gift", Freedland delves deep into his family history to discover what brought his ancestors to Britain and what they found when they got there. The result is a wonderful family memoir, and a profound meditation on roots, identity and the perennial need to belong.
Jonathan Freedland is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. He has been a columnist at the Guardian since 1997 and was named Columnist of the Year in the 2002 What the Papers Say awards. His first book, Bring Home the Revolution, was published in 1988.