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Magical - a book to touch the soul
on 19 April 2001
Well,it would appear that this is not one of the world's best sellers, but the world is missing out. This is a beautiful book. I have read this 3 or 4 times and would happily do so again. It's a book that looks at the past with nostalgia and the present with humour but a tinge of sadness. Josef Skvorecky runs through three stages of a life - war time Tcheckoslovakia, under the communists and finally in exile. This is a glorious magical work to touch the soul and leave it enriched.