Picture on the Mantelpiece : A Biography Recounted by Stefo and Lena Duketovski to Pandora Petrovska

Pandora Petrovska

Pollitecon Publications Wareemba, 2008.

21 cm, 113 str.

meki povez, latinica

ISBN: 9780980476316

Picture on the Mantelpiece is a love story about Stefo and Lena Duketovski from the Macedonian village of Trna in Aegean Macedonia (northern Greece). Married during the early days of the Second World War, Stefo is conscripted into the Greek army and later becomes a partisan.\ Caught up in the Macedonian Freedom Struggle durnig the Greek Civil War, they become separated from each other and their young family. Stefo and Lena each find themself on Mount Gramos during the heaviest bombing of the Civil War but without knowing the other is there.\ After the War, with Stefo in the Republic of Macedonia and later Australia, Lena behind the Iron Curtain, and their two young boys scattered across Europe, they must begin the difficult task of finding each other and re-uniting their family.

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