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    DescriptionVesna Maric left Bosnia the beginning of the war, at the age of 16, on a convoy of coaches carrying refugees to Penrith, in the north of England. "Bluebird" is Vesna's funny, vivid and immensely readable memoir of the experience, from the beginning of the war through to her eventual return to Bosnia, years later. Unlike many books on Bosnia, and refugees in general, "Bluebird" is never self-pitying, never grave. It's refreshing to read an account of these experiences filtered through the eyes of a teenager with attitude - written with brilliant comic timing, and a great storytelling gift.

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    A Memoir
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vesna Maric
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 237 g
    ISBN 13: 9781847081193
    ISBN 10: 1847081193

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVWYB
    Libri: ENGM1075
    BIC subject category V2: JFFD
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    DC22: 305.906914092
    Libri: ERIN2027
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK, 1DVWYB
    Thema V1.0: DNC, JBFG
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    Publication date
    04 February 2010
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    Author Information
    Vesna Maric was born in Mostar, in 1976. She left Bosnia-Herzegovina and went on to work for the BBC World Service and now writes Lonely Planet travel guides and a variety of journalism. She lives in London.
    Review quote
    'Her confident, beguiling voice, her refusal to be pitied or patronised, reminds us that young people caught up in war have their own perspectives, their own stories to tell. I'm sure it is a voice we will hear more of in the future' Guardian "Maric is an exquisite, careful writer. Her sparse memoir, made up of a series of illuminating short stories, skewers Britain through a newcomer's eyes - With a linguistic talent remarkable for someone who began regularly speaking English only at the age of 16, Maric conveys the unsettling, often magical experience of losing her roots' Sunday Times Culture 'Told with humour and defiance, this is the inspiring tale of a brave young woman' Belfast Telegraph 'A powerful story' Independent on Sunday 'A wonderful, bittersweet memoir - A gifted, original writer - we are lucky to have her' Observer