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The Book of Fathers

by Miklos Vamos

Hungary. The history of a star-cross'd family, if ever their was one, from the end of the seventeenth century to the present. A story of survival despite war, invasion, rebellion, genocide, tyranny. Proof that the human spirit can survive despite everything thrown at it, and our endless capacity for getting things wrong.

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As his throat constricted he could taste blackberries and cranberries. The final image on the screen of his mind was of a fleeing flock of deer, running up the hill, reddish-purple dust swirling round their hoofs, their antlers scraping and scratching the sky that covered the ground.
Translated by Peter Sherwood

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War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
 

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