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There Was Still Love

Narrated by: Angourie Rice
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Prague, 1938: Eva flies down the street from her sister. Suddenly a man steps out, a man wearing a hat. Eva runs into him, hits the pavement hard. His hat is in the gutter. His anger slaps Eva, but his hate will change everything, as war forces so many lives into small, brown suitcases.   

Prague, 1980: No one sees Ludek. A young boy can slip right under the heavy blanket that covers this city - the fear cannot touch him. Ludek is free.  

And he sees everything. The world can do what it likes. The world can go to hell for all he cares because Babi is waiting for him in the warm flat. His whole world.   

Melbourne, 1980: Malá Liška's grandma holds her hand as they climb the stairs to their third floor flat. Inside, the smell of warm pipe tobacco and homemade cakes. Here, Mána and Bill have made a life for themselves and their granddaughter.  

A life imbued with the spirit of Prague and the loved ones left behind.   

Favel Parrett's deep emotional insight and stellar literary talent shine through in this love letter to the strong women who bind families together, despite dislocation and distance. It is a tender and beautifully told story of memory, family and love. Because there is still love. No matter what.

©2019 Favel Parrett (P)2019 Hachette Australia Audio

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Favel, děkuji x

Poetic, quiet & powerful, this beautiful story and the people I met within it travelled bone deep to live inside of me, where they are nestled and safe. Favel, děkuji. From an Australian via New Zealand via Czechoslovakia x

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Beautiful look at life

what a great story, l love a book l learn from that promotes further research on a subject l never thought of learning about.

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  • Kez
  • 30-07-2020

Beyond boring

I had high expectations of this boo when first recommended for book club but those expectations quickly disappeared. Not sure if it’s the slow most boring monotone voice of the narrator or the slooooow story itself that seemed to ha e put me to sleep time and time agin as I struggled to finish. The only reason I didn’t abandon four chapters in was the fact that the book was to be discussed for the month. I too am a child ant product of immigrant patents that initially struggled leaving their country and establishing themselves as citizens of Australia in the 60’s everyone is different I get that but I feel there should have been a lot more joy added to the pages rather than page after page of depressing stories.