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The Cuckoo's Egg the Story of an Extraordinary Woman
by Anna Morten
The Cuckoo's Egg is the inspiring story of Emma, an extraordinary woman who was born into turbulent post-war Germany and rejected as the result of an unwanted pregnancy. She lived a despondent childhood in a divided country where she experienced abuse, rape, and prostitution during the Russian military occupation, and a daring escape from the other side of the Berlin Wall. ...more
Hardcover, 456 pages
Published October 25th 2009 by Eloquent Books
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This autobiographical tale by Anna Morten is a supreme example of a woman following her bliss. As a child she endured the extraordinary experience of escaping the clutches of the Russian Military to the other side of the Berlin Wall, witnessing the rape of her mother by said soldiers in the street, all the while suffering a severe lack of love and support from her tough but troubled mother. She went on to marry into a powerful Islamic family and escape the suffocation of that family and culture ...more
Never trust a book written by someone who keeps describing themselves as attractive. Even if they are. Unecessarily descriptive in parts and quite vague in others; I found it quite strange. One moment she loved him and they could work it out, then she didn't love him any more, then it just carried on and then she didn't love him anymore. Hang on, she already didn't love him! Sadly, I couldn't make it to the end and therefore missed out on what is billed as an inspirational story. I expect it cou ...more