Nobody Comes

Nobody Comes

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by Anthony Cleary
     
 

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This is the true story of the endeavour to find, extract and adopt an infant from an ‘orphanage’ in post revolutionary Romania in the face of opposition from the most unexpected quarters. Obstacles erected by both the UK and the Romanian authorities populate the route taken by the author, who recounts the poverty and ever present corruption in the…  See more details below

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This is the true story of the endeavour to find, extract and adopt an infant from an ‘orphanage’ in post revolutionary Romania in the face of opposition from the most unexpected quarters. Obstacles erected by both the UK and the Romanian authorities populate the route taken by the author, who recounts the poverty and ever present corruption in the aftermath of the revolution, the horrors of Orphanage Number One in Bucharest, the indifference of the civil servants in both countries to the plight of the infants, and the struggle to raise awareness in both jurisdictions of the damage being caused to the children by the delay caused by their obstruction.
The book also recounts the remarkable friendship which was forged with a Bucharest University graduate who offered his help as interpreter, guide and, ultimately, Godfather to the child who was rescued.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781909979055
Publisher:
Crux Publishing
Publication date:
04/23/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
266,726
File size:
729 KB

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Meet the Author

Anthony Cleary read law at University. After a brief foray into advertising, he decided to return to the law and qualified as a solicitor, later becoming a District Judge. He is now a Circuit Judge, sitting on the Midland Circuit and lives with his wife and son in Warwickshire, England.

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Nobody Comes 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Kimmyd76 More than 1 year ago
Nobody Comes by Anthony Cleary All I can say is Wow!! What a story. I have heard of adoption being a long process overseas but this was just outright difficult with people and Romanian laws against them at every turn. Those poor babies in those orphanages, the pain, loneliness and neglect they suffer. I live in Canada and I'm not even sure we have orphanages here, I think we just have foster care, which is not the greatest system but I should hope it is 100% better than what is and has occurred there in Romania. The book was easy to read and follow it was just the story that was difficult to stomach. I would love to hear more about this little boys first days at home and how he has recovered from such an ordeal. I would and probably will recommend this book to many of my reading friends.
Sheri-A-Wilkinson More than 1 year ago
Nobody Comes by Anthony Cleary  The true story of a couple from the UK trying to adopt a baby from Romania. A fast paced and very detailed account of the horrors and troubles they encountered trying to bring their adopted child back home. At times I was saddened, especially by the living conditions of these "orphans". At other times I was appalled at the hardships that they went through with both Romanian officials and(shockingly) UK as well. It was a very memorable and heartfelt read. I recommend to those who enjoy true stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting read to follow path of author. Terrible that anyone had to endure what story about. Blessing that someone could get through it. Enjoyed but glad I got it free
JJHJH More than 1 year ago
At first I thought the writing rather stiff and formal, but the more I read the more I appreciated the author's description of the horrible way the orphaned children were treated which seemed right to the people taking care of them on up to the authorities. I would highly recommend the book and might read it again. It would be interesting to read a sequel to let us know how the children felt about Romania after they got older.
sassylady65 More than 1 year ago
This was an eye opening story. It was written so well that it was hard to put it down. I don't usually like sad stories but this drew you in to finish.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Written about his personal experiences in trying to adopt a child out of extreme poverty and political situations, this story gives the reader a glimpse of Romania at a very difficult time while showing the love of a family towards an orphan that would become his son. Very moving, with a great result.
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You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
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It was a little dragging. Better towards the end. Slow read
zider More than 1 year ago
Very nice story and heartfelt. Parts of conversations are in French which is okay for me as I can read French but if you can' t that could be a problem .Also rather anticlimactic as we are told in the description and on page 5 and 6 the ending to the book. I am glad I read it though.
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The writing is very factual. Seldom is emotion noted. BUT that does not mean the author is unfeeling, on the contrary it shows his sensativity. He has endeavered to give you the facts, without embroidry so you can see how discouraging the process of adoption was for him; and how paperwork can undermine the good intentions of those who wish to adopt a child when the government system is broken. If he had told his emotional state throughout the writing many people would not have read past his first visit to the orphanage. I applaud the autho's ability to get this on paper, and that someday his son will have an understanding of how he came to be a UK citizen.
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vanlyle More than 1 year ago
Clearly written.  Tells the horror of the orphanages in Romania after the iron curtain was gone without using sappy language.  I, too, would  have liked to hear more about the boy's transition into a loving family in England.  Maybe that is for another book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book so far. It's a very touching story and I think the dad is very emotional unlike some reviewers thought. I like the way he tells his story. My only hang-up is that he writes French phrases that he had to use in Romania and then doesn't explain the translation or what he means. Not everyone speaks French, ya' know. It's probably not vital to the story, but I'd like to know what he's talking about. I'd highly recommend it anyways. I can't wait to find out what happens.
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Very informative
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