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The Boy with Two Hearts : A Story of Hope - BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week 29 June - 3 July 2020

The Boy with Two Hearts : A Story of Hope - BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week 29 June - 3 July 2020

Publisher : Icon Books Ltd
SKU: 9781785786198
R 425,00
R 361,25
One family's escape from the Taliban and their fight to save their son.
June, 2020
** BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK 29 JUNE - 3 JULY 2020 ** A powerful tale of a family in crisis and a moving love letter to the NHS Herat, Afghanistan, 2000. A mother speaks out against the fundamentalist leaders of her country. Meanwhile, her family's watchful eyes never leave their beloved son and brother, whose rare heart condition means that he will never lead a normal life. When the Taliban gave an order for the execution of Hamed Amiri's mother, the family knew they had to escape, starting what would be a long and dangerous journey, across Russia and through Europe, with the UK as their ultimate destination. Travelling as refugees for a year and a half, they suffered attacks from mafia and police; terrifying journeys in strangers' cars; treks across demanding terrain; days spent hidden in lorries without food or drink; and being robbed at gunpoint of every penny they owned. The family's need to reach the UK was intensified by their eldest son's deteriorating condition, and the prospect of life-saving treatment it offered. The Boy with Two Hearts is not only a tale of a family in crisis, but a love letter to the NHS, which provided hope and reassurance as they sought asylum in the UK and fought to save their loved ones.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781785786198
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Contributor By (author) Hamed Amiri
Publication Date 2020-06-18
Language English
Format Hardback
Pages 288
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 216 X 135 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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** BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK 29 JUNE - 3 JULY 2020 ** A powerful tale of a family in crisis and a moving love letter to the NHS Herat, Afghanistan, 2000. A mother speaks out against the fundamentalist leaders of her country. Meanwhile, her family's watchful eyes never leave their beloved son and brother, whose rare heart condition means that he will never lead a normal life. When the Taliban gave an order for the execution of Hamed Amiri's mother, the family knew they had to escape, starting what would be a long and dangerous journey, across Russia and through Europe, with the UK as their ultimate destination. Travelling as refugees for a year and a half, they suffered attacks from mafia and police; terrifying journeys in strangers' cars; treks across demanding terrain; days spent hidden in lorries without food or drink; and being robbed at gunpoint of every penny they owned. The family's need to reach the UK was intensified by their eldest son's deteriorating condition, and the prospect of life-saving treatment it offered. The Boy with Two Hearts is not only a tale of a family in crisis, but a love letter to the NHS, which provided hope and reassurance as they sought asylum in the UK and fought to save their loved ones.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781785786198
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Contributor By (author) Hamed Amiri
Publication Date 2020-06-18
Language English
Format Hardback
Pages 288
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 216 X 135 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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