100 untimed books: fighting

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74. fighting

When I was in my early teens, this book was one of my absolute favourites. It’s about a British teenager who finds himself in Romania just as the Ceaucescu regime is falling. I loved it for the idealism, for the music (the narrator is a member of a youth orchestra), for the sense of hope.

The lanyard came from a friend of my father’s who used to work for the EU, and is included with a certain wistfulness.

100 untimed books

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