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My Family Is All That I Have: A British Woman's Story of Escaping the Nazis and Surviving the Communists

Helen-Alice Dear


PUBLISHED: 31st January 2008
ISBN: 9780091912239
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Helen-Alice Dear was only fifteen when she left London to visit Bulgaria on a family holiday in 1937. Despite these hardships, Helen refused to give up hope and bravely managed to protect and raise her family. When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, Helen was finally able to fulfil her dream of returning to her homeland.
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PUBLISHED: 31st January 2008
ISBN: 9780091912239
ANNOTATION:
Helen-Alice Dear was only fifteen when she left London to visit Bulgaria on a family holiday in 1937. Despite these hardships, Helen refused to give up hope and bravely managed to protect and raise her family. When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, Helen was finally able to fulfil her dream of returning to her homeland.

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Helen-Alice Dear was only fifteen when she left London to visit Bulgaria on a family holiday in 1937. Despite these hardships, Helen refused to give up hope and bravely managed to protect and raise her family.

When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, Helen was finally able to fulfil her dream of returning to her homeland.

Publisher Description

The extraordinary, true story of how a British woman was trapped in Eastern Europe for fifty years, first by the Nazis and then by Communism. When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, Helen was finally able to fulfill her dream of returning to her homeland.

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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... HELEN-ALICE DEAR was only fifteen when she left London to visit Bulgaria on a family holiday in 1937. Just weeks after her arrival, she found herself unable to leave and struggling to survive in an increasingly hostile and terrifying environment. Her marriage to a Bulgarian man bore her four children but they were often homeless, cold and hungry. Despite these hardships, Helen refused to give up hope and bravely managed to protect and raise her family. When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, Helen was finally able to fulfil her dream of returning to her homeland. Her beautifully written memoir is a heart-wrenching tale of courage and resilience, proving just how indomitable the human spirit can be.

Author Biography

Helen-Alice Dear is in her eighties and lives in London with her youngest daughter.

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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...

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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...

Product Details

Author
Helen-Alice Dear
Short Title
MY FAMILY IS ALL THAT I HAVE
Publisher
Ebury Press
Language
English
ISBN-10
0091912237
ISBN-13
9780091912239
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2008
Publication Date
2008-01-31
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Series
Isis Nonfiction
Pages
312
Subtitle
A British woman's story of escaping the Nazis and surviving the Communists
Audience
General/Trade