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Book:The suitcase : six attempts to cross a border / Frances Stonor Saunders.:2021 Book The suitcase : six attempts to cross a border / Frances Stonor Saunders.
The suitcase : six attempts to cross a border / Frances Stonor Saunders.
Author: Saunders, Frances Stonor,
Publication year: 2021
Language: English
Media class: Book
Publisher: Jonathan Cape,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781787330542 (hbk.) :
Extent: 320 pages ; 23 cm
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Ten years ago, Frances Stonor Saunders was handed an old suitcase filled with her father's papers. 'Frances Stonor Saunders is one of those writers you read no matter what she writes. She is that good... This is family history at its best... the words fizz off the page and flutter in the mind' Sunday TimesTen years ago, Frances Stonor Saunders was handed an old suitcase filled with her father's papers. 'If you open that suitcase you'll never close it again,' warned her mother. Her father's life had been a study in borders - exiled from Romania during the war, to Turkey then Egypt and eventually Britain, and ultimately to the borderless territory of Alzheimer's. The unopened suitcase seems to represent everything that had made her father unknowable to her in life. Now she finds herself with the dilemma of two competing urges: wanting to know what's in the suitcase, and wanting not to know.So begins this captivating exploration of history, memory and geography, as Frances Stonor Saund

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