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From Newbury with Love Letters of Friendship Across the Iron Curtain

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ISBN-10: 1933633220

ISBN-13: 9781933633220

Edition: 2007

Authors: Anna Horsbrugh-Porter, Marina Aidova, Harold W. Edwards

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In 1971 a retired English bookseller joined an Amnesty International campaign to write letters to children of political prisoners. He chose seven-year-old Marina Aidova because her birthday was one day before his, and he had always loved Russia and its literature. His postcard was signed, "With love from Newbury, Berks, England." Marina, whose father was in one of the harshest Soviet prison camps, wrote back: "I am a first class schoolgirl. I learn ballet and study English. And what are you?" So began a correspondence that changed their lives. For the next fifteen years they exchanged letters, telegrams, magazines, and books . . . while a profound affection grew. Marina and her mother…    
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication date: 6/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 258
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English