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Anca's Story - 70th Anniversary End of WWII. 70th Anniversary Liberation of Auschwitz [Kindle Edition]

Saffina DESFORGES
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Three young children smuggle themselves into Auschwitz in search for their mothers.
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"Probably the most powerful ending to a book I have ever read.”
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“I haven't been so emotionally affected by a book before in all the years I have been reading.”
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“Harrowing and gripping. This novel was so different from every other I've read about the Holocaust.”
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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3639 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: MWiDP (10 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007J9PJRO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,381 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

In December 2010, Saffina Desforges uploaded a book to Amazon that agents and publishers 'loved, but daren't touch'. Some hailed it as 'the last taboo'.

It went on to be the first EVER indie-published book to reach No.2 on the UK Amazon Top 100.

It was the 11th bestselling ebook of 2011 in the UK.

Since then, over HALF A MILLION readers have downloaded it.

Translated and published in France (as PARAPHILIA), it went on to sell over 40,000 copies.

Recently translated and published in China, 'Sugar & Spice' shot to #1 on Amazon.cn within two weeks of being released.

It has also been: an International iTunes Breakout Book, Amazon #1 (in Police, Thrillers & Hard-Boiled UK), a Waterstones online #1 Thriller and a 'Red Adept' mystery prize winner 2011.

Why not judge for yourself?

Other titles:

Crime

*Sugar & Spice
*Snow White
*Rapunzel
*Ring-a-ring O'Roses
*The Night before Christmas
*Rose Red crime thriller box-set

Young Adult

*St Mallory's Forever! (YA murder mystery)
*Anca's Story (YA Historical Fiction)
*Saffi does Sherlock (YA Sherlock Holmes series)
*Indigo Kids - (writing as Stevie Jordan) - YA Fantasy/paranormal series.


Coming soon...

*London's Burning (Rose Red Rhyme short story)
*Beauty & the Beast (Book 3 of the Rose Red Crime thriller series)
*First Blood (Book One - Dark Adult Fantasy trilogy)

Contact: saffinadesforges@rocketmail.com

Represented by Broo Doherty @ DHH Literary Agency, London.














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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Passionate and Powerful Story 5 May 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
After just finishing Anca's story, I am sat heartbroken, not because this story is real, it is of course fiction, but for the fact that the Holocaust happened. This is a story of determination, courage and love of 3 children from 2 different backgrounds, although the story is fiction the Holocaust wasn't, and to read about it and the suffering that happened to many was heart wrenching. The book is beautifully written, with extremely likeable characters. It is not a book I would normally choose but I have been blown away by how powerful a story it is. Well done Saffina Desforges... as I said before... Blown away.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very moving 14 May 2013
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Very well written book, I would not hesitate to recommend it. It doesn't follow the usual lines that you would expect a holocaust novel to take , but it encapsulates the feeling of the writer perfectly. I could not put it down.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a different perspective 20 Dec. 2013
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harrowing and gripping -this novel was so different from every other i've read about the holocaust and it put me in mind of the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas in a way...if you read it you'll understand it's simply because she was a young girl and did things differently from many of the other survivor's tales...I can't do this book justice in a review and am tripping over my words trying to explain it -in a nutshell...AMAZING...I'd go as far as to say it is now my favourite Nazi holocaust survivor's tale.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This is the fictional account of 12yr old Anca, who along with her young brother and a Jewish friend, embark on a journey of incredible hardship and danger. An arduous trek through war torn Poland exposes them to the horrors of Nazi brutality, ethnic cleansing and culminates at Auschwitz.
I picked this book up with some trepidation, sure that this would not be a tale that I would ‘enjoy’ but equally sure that I would be the better for having read it.
What I discovered was a very moving, harrowing story seen through the eyes of Anca as she strives to care for the younger children and reunite with separated parents. Heartbreaking and yet at the same time uplifting it’s not an easy read by any means. But once begun I was compelled to continue.
With eloquent prose this book takes the reader on a journey to witness the worst of mans’ cruelty hand in hand with the incredible strength of the human spirit.
A thought provoking story that must be read!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Harrowing 22 Oct. 2013
By Rachel
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This story shocked me to my core as it is a stark reminder that the holocaust was and still is real for so many people and that although we are nearly 70 years from it have we really advanced and moved on as even today people are dying from mass killings because of dictators and selfish people.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant read! 2 May 2013
By tr4cy
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Brilliant read, a book I really couldn't put down. Well written and really brings home what horrors these people lived through.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't put down 29 July 2013
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This was a fast read as I couldn't put it down. It would be suitable for young teenagers to read as they do The Holocaust as part of KS3 History.Painfully accurate.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A must read 16 Oct. 2014
By J.W.
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This story told from a child's perspective, brings an alternative understanding of the horrors of the holocaust. It would be a good book for teenagers to read as they still have the ability to trust and could understand the naive determination of the children in the story. This is a book that should be available in schools
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly brilliant!
Although fiction I believed every single word - loved the characters like they were my own children· Couldn't put the book down til I got to the conclusion· Best book I have read... Read more
Published 16 days ago by Kimberley Patrick
5.0 out of 5 stars Lest we forget
What a beautifully told story. So eloquent in its telling. What fellow men can do to each other. I was overwhelmed at the ending. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Jane Evans
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
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Published 1 month ago by STEVE BACON
5.0 out of 5 stars Historically true, hopefully never to be repeated
I was a little apprehensive a fictional story, but apart from the days in Auschwitz spent without discovery which would have been impossible, a most compelling account of the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by A. N. Beckwith
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
An excellent book, beautifully written in high english which adds to the horror of Anca's story.
Published 3 months ago by Kenneth J Tyrrell
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a great read. Very well written
This book is a great read.Very well written,one minute sad,then also quite amusing.
Published 3 months ago by Sandra Jordan
5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling story: I ended up taking my Kindle ...
A compelling story: I ended up taking my Kindle with me everywhere and had it out reading at every opportunity. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Flappit Witch
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 4 months ago by Clifford Ian Jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a very sad book and quite harrowing at times
Three young children smuggle themselves into Auschwitz looking for their mother.

This was a very sad book and quite harrowing at times, but I could hardly put my kindle... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mrs. Jane P. Porter
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant well written and brought a tear to my eye, how can people do that to others.
Published 5 months ago by D.Wedren
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