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Vesna Maric left Bosnia the beginning of the war, at the age of sixteen, on a convoy of coaches carrying refugees to Penrith in the north of England. Bluebird is Vesna's funny, vivid and immensely readable memoir of the experience, from the beginning of the war through to her eventual return to Bosnia years later. Unlike many books on Bosnia, and refugees in general, Bluebird is never self-pitying, never grave. It's refreshing to read an account of these experiences filtered through the eyes of a teenager with attitude - written with brilliant comic timing and a great storytelling gift.Coffee. We spent nights of interrupted sleep at Esso petrolstations. I would wake up and see the red, white and blue neon ... They lined up as inan army canteen, whipped outthe manual coffee grinders, the beans, the copper coffeepots andanbsp;...

Author:Vesna Maric
Publisher:Granta Books - 2014-07-03


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