Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Thura's Diary by Thura Al-Windawi

Simon, I know you like books set in WWII but this book is worth reading as it is written by a young girl who experienced war first hand and writes a diary as a way of coping with all that is going on around her. The original version was written in Arabic but has been translated by Robin Bray. It is set in Bagdad . She writes on the first page:
I dedicate this diary to the people of Iraq, America and Britain - and to people everywhere who have lost loved ones in war

Read a book review on this book written by 13 year old Rose Brazeale and decide whether it is a novel that might interest you :
I couldn't put it down once I started reading it.

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