In May 1978, the award-winning biographer Lady Antonia Fraser and celebrated playwright Harold Pinter boarded a flight destined for Tel Aviv. Antonia Fraser’s chronicle of their trip is now published for the first time.


As they move from Jerusalem to Masada to Bethlehem, they break bread and debate the state of Israel with everyone from Jackie Kennedy to Shimon Peres. Charmingly narrated, embroidered with effervescent flourishes and wonderfully British notes of humour, Our Israeli Diary: Of That Time, Of That Place is a unique picture of a time, a place and two of our foremost literary stars. In conversation with theatre critic and Pinter biographer, Michael Billington.