My Family is All I Have Hardcover – Large Print, 1 Mar 2008
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The extraordinary true story of how one British woman was trapped in Eastern Europe for fifty years, first by the Nazis and then by Communism, but never stopped trying to get back home... --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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The extraordinary true story of how one British woman was trapped in Eastern Europe for fifty years, first by the Nazis and then by Communism, but never stopped trying to get back home... --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
I was in something of a quandary with this book, as I know many older Bulgarians who lived through the same times in Bulgaria, as indeed did my own mother in another Balkan country. The author was indeed unfortunate to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, but also married to the wrong man from the wrong class of Bulgarian society. The hardships she went through were due not only to her husband, who was apparently a person of low intellect and social standing, but also intellectual deprivation. I could write more on these topics but this would become a book rather than a review!
The reason for the 3 stars? The material is fascinating and the story itself is worthy of five stars, but ghost-writer Andrew Croft's telling of it is pedestrian and, in my view, slap-dash. A bit more research would have made this a book to treasure but this is a wonderful opportunity sadly missed; nonetheless, it is worth reading for the historical and social content.