Set in wartime and post-war England Wolfy and the strudelbakers is a comic take on the disaster zone of displacement and exile.
Wolfy lives with the 'strudelbakers' - his super-critical aunt and melancholy uncle - in the surrealistic world of refugees
who have been granted shelter in wartime England. He is an expert at living in two worlds - the chaotic and dark world of
uprooted, displaced people desperately hanging on to their Jewish religion - and the world of vitality, variety and temptation
he finds in London's streets. Wolfy observes it all with a sharp eye; the bafflement of his English neighbours at the odd,
secretive world of his Jewish family and their comical habits as they reluctantly learn to stop being 'aliens' and discover
England through blitz, evacuation, menial work, school reports, team sports and Christmas. Yet for Wolfy this is the new and
exciting world. He is a success as a budding Englishman. He lives near Arsenal Football Club, practises ballroom dancing with
the help of the BBC and, of course, he is getting ready for girls. This wonderful novel is an enchanting blend of humour and
A mix that gives it a rich and unusual flavour - the flavour of real strudel: complex, succulent and
full of goodies.