Anca's Story - 70th Anniversary End of WWII. 70th Anniversary Liberation of Auschwitz. [NOOK Book]

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Three young children smuggle themselves into Auschwitz in search of their mothers.

"Probably the most powerful ending to a book I have ever read.”

“I haven't been so ...
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Anca's Story - 70th Anniversary End of WWII. 70th Anniversary Liberation of Auschwitz.

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Overview

Three young children smuggle themselves into Auschwitz in search of their mothers.

"Probably the most powerful ending to a book I have ever read.”

“I haven't been so emotionally affected by a book before in all the years I have been reading.”

“Harrowing and gripping. This novel was so different from every other I've read about the Holocaust.”

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015885217
  • Publisher: MWiDP
  • Publication date: 1/7/2015
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 121,788
  • File size: 732 KB

Meet the Author

Saffina Desforges is the author brand of the UK's leading indie writing partnership. Saffina lives in the UK. Mark Williams lives in West Africa.

Writing across two continents they stormed the UK charts in 2011 with their ground-breaking debut novel Sugar & Spice and have never looked back
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    Good read

    Good read and sad but alot of big words that didnt need to be used

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2015

    Great story,but...

    I agree with the other reviewers. Overflowery language steals the focus from this heartbreaking story. Otherwise excellent, but extremely distracting.

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  • Posted June 9, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Seffina Desforges Tell theA fictional story about a real and te

    Seffina Desforges Tell theA fictional story about a real and terrible event - an event that seems too awful to be true and yet it is.
    Anca is 12, her brother, Nicholae, is 6. Elone is 9. The children were separated from their parents on the way to a labour camp (actually Auschwitz, a death camp) and were left to cope alone. Elone and her family were Jews, though Anca's family was not. It was not only Jews that wound up in the Nazi death camps.
    I do have criticisms of this story - that the language was often unnatural, and the author has a liking for obscure words - words that are not even in a normal size dictionary. For instance: a ‘bicephalous moon’ and 'I crawled reptant.’ Unnatural language: For instance: 'as they partook their evening repast’ instead of ‘as they ate dinner.' I wonder if English is a second language for the author, as the English is totally accurate, but in a way that a native to the language is unlikely to use.
    My other criticism was that it was farfetched, the events unlikely in the extreme. But that part can be explained - there were so few who survived the Holocaust, and each survivor's story is probably just as unlikely.
    But still - 5 stars. This was an incredible story that kept my interest from start to finish. It brought history to life. This is a very good book. I recommend it.
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    Posted September 9, 2013

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