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Book Notes: The Sephardim of Manchester: Pedigrees and Pioneers, Lydia Collins and Morris L. Bierbrier

Edgar Samuel

<plain_text><page sequence="1">Book Notes The Sephardim of Manchester: Pedigrees and Pioneers, Lydia Collins and Morris L. Bierbrier (The Sephardi Congregation of South Manchester 2006) isbn 0-9552980-0-8, pp. 383, ?20. This is a book of genealogies arranged under countries of origin: 1) North Africa and Gibraltar; 2) Turkey, Greece and the Balkans; 3) Syria; 4) Baghdad; 5) Miscellaneous (which includes Western Sephardi and Italian families). All the families studied are tabled in the List of Pedigrees. The standard of scholarship and the thoroughness of the research are impres? sive. This is an important work for anyone who wants to study the history of the Manchester community or of any of the Sephardi families who lived there when 'cotton was king' in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Edgar Samuel</page></plain_text>