Andrew Croft writing with Helen-Alice Dear
The extraordinary true story of how one British woman was trapped in Eastern Europe for 50 years, first by the Nazis and then by Communism.
Helen-Alice Dear was only 15 when she went to Bulgaria on a family holiday in 1937. Just weeks after her arrival, she found herself prevented from leaving. Her marriage to a Bulgarian man bore her four children, but they were often homeless, cold and hungry. Helen refused to give up hope and bravely managed to protect and raise four happy children. When the Berlin Wall fell, Helen was finally able to fulfil her dream of returning to her homeland.
A heart-wrenching tale of courage and resilience, which proves just how indomitable the human spirit can be.