A Journey of a Bouncing Czech

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
A story of a Czech girl who finds herself after the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in London, her subsequent departure for Canada, her adventures, travels and survival in the world of retail, her sicknesses, triumphs and setbacks she handles and retains with her drive and a sense of humor.
Part memoir, part history lesson and the enjoyment of the story of the woman who lived it.

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About Natasha Novotny

Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia 1947
Came to London, England in fall of fall 1968 as a political refugee
In 1973 left for Vancouver , Canada to get married
Lived there till 1977, moved to Toronto, where she lived with a 1 year interruption in Edmonton till
Currently free-lancing as a fashion-travel consultant.

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Gloria Fredd reviewed on on Aug. 31, 2010

What a life! What fascinating stories, beautifully written, about a life lived in turbulent times by a woman with courage, determination and a sense of humor. Highly recommended to all.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
Eva Jones reviewed on on Aug. 26, 2010

Loved to the book! Couldn't put it down! Highly recommended!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Karen E Jones reviewed on on Aug. 25, 2010

Natasha’s story will resonate with many people. Her life has been shaped in the context of multiple key events and periods in the world (World War II and the Holocaust, the rise of communism in Eastern Europe, Czechoslovakia in 1968), personal challenges (immigration to the West, separation from family, illness) and triumphs (health, career and relationships). Her story therefore has elements that readers will both identify with and learn from, and yet is of course entirely unique. As a second generation (half) Czech I learned a lot about my own family’s journey in addition to learning more about my friend. Natasha tells her story with honesty, intelligence, articulateness and wit and it was wonderful to discover that her great gift for storytelling in person translates so well to the written word. This is a gem of a book that I highly recommend.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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