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Burying the Typewriter: Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police (Hardback)
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Burying the Typewriter: Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 07/06/2012
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One quiet day when her mother was away from home, Carmen Bugan's father put on his best suit and drove into Bucharest to stage a one-man protest against Ceausescu. He had been typing pamphlets on an illegal typewriter and burying it in the garden each morning under his daughter's bedroom window. This is the story of what happened to Carmen and her family, isolated and under surveillance in their beloved village home. It is an intimate piece of our recent history, the testimony of an extraordinary childhood left abruptly behind. Above all, it is a luminous, compassionate, and unflinchingly honest book about the price of courage, the pain of exile, and the power of memory.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447210832
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 27 mm

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“Brilliant, shocking and beautifully written memoir”

Fantastic childhood memoir about life under Ceaușescu's oppressive and brutal regime in Romania in the 70's and 80s.

Paperback edition
9th April 2013
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“Heartwarming”

This book is about a little girl growing up in terrible circumstances.
“Burying the Typewriter” could be a very depressing book, but it is written so well and in such a way that it has a very positive air about it and... More

Hardback edition
28th April 2013
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“thought provoking”

Burying the typewriter starts innocently enough, with Carmen and her sister enjoying life in their village with Grandma and Grandad. Their father's activity - typing pamphlets on a typewriter which was not... More

Paperback edition
16th May 2013
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