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Nikita and Natacha, of Russian nobility, flee the Russian Revolution to Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives. Thus is born my grandfather Nicola’s story: from adolescence in Eastern Europe, to serving in Egypt during World War II, to his imprisonment at the onset of Israel’s Six-Day War, his journey unfolds, eventually culminating in the loss of his legs.
Hardcover, 123 pages
Published 2017
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Andrew
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I've read the author’s previous book, finding her style smooth and easy to read. So, I started this one. My English is not so good, otherwise I would read the book in a day, because is little more than one hundred pages.

The story is focused around the author’s grandfather, a view around his live, experiences, difficulties he had to overcome and the sacrifices bear by him and his family.
It’s a tribute for a family member, yes, but at the same time it's a detailed description of a well important h
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Wanda C
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The story of a man told by his granddaughter. She describes his life experiences, the ramifications his life experiences had on his health, and how the family as a whole survived during a war.

Based on a five-star rating, I give it five stars!
1) Buy from the author in the future? Yes
2) Did it keep me intrigued? Yes
3) Story line adventurous, mysterious, and believable? Yes
4) Would I recommend to a family member/friend? Yes
5) Did my idea of the book based on the cover remain the same after I read t
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Pat
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was very interesting, from both a personal family and historical perspective.
It follows Nicola as he deals with the war and the effects on his family and himself, including the loss of his leg, hence the title.
Rich in detail, this book was enlightening and entertaining, and worth the read.
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Belgian born and raised, I'm a writer with a Comparative World Literature background who wrote my first poem at 7 years of age. I'm the author of "Nicola's Leg", which tells the story of my Russian grandfather, and the short story collection "Twisted Reflections".
I'm currently at work on my first historical fiction novel set in pre-Islamic Arabia, as well as my second short story collection.

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