The Dragontail Buttonhole

The Dragontail Buttonhole

by Peter Curtis
The Dragontail Buttonhole

The Dragontail Buttonhole

by Peter Curtis


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This novel tells the story of the devastating impact of the Nazi occupation of Prague on a young family. Willy Kohut, married to beautiful Sophie and father to two year old Pavel, sells luxury British suit fabrics. After his arrest and release by the Gestapo, they abandon their home, risking a journey through Nazi Germany to find freedom in the west. Their route is uncertain and erratic, marked by violence, despair, courage and quirks of fate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999363119
Publisher: Dragontail LLC
Publication date: 10/01/2017
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

I was born in Kosiče in Eastern Slovakia. Later, as a child in England I was enthralled by books like Treasure Island, King Solomon's Mines and The 39 Steps. I dreamed of writing tales of adventure. As a young man, I trained at Guy's Hospital, London, specializing in joint and back problems. But when I found that people's lives were more interesting than inflammation I turned to family doctoring in the English countryside and began writing about dramatic or amusing incidents in my practice. Some of my short stories were published. The years passed and I moved with my family to the University of North Carolina. As my family elders and parents passed on, I inherited their photographs and documents and began to piece together the family's Slovak history. They had been the enthusiastic citizens of a dynamic democratic country, Czechoslovakia, until it was swallowed by Germany during the great and tragic dislocation of WWII. What they went through moved me to write an adventure story close to my heart.
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