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Long Journey Home: A Prague Love Story (25. 4. 2019)

Launch and reading from this memoir, recently published in Canada, in which a four-year-old girl survives a harrowing escape across the heavily armed border of Czechoslovakia with her mother and brother after the Communist takeover in 1948, leaving everything behind to flee to freedom in Canada. Years later, as a young woman living in Toronto, she is drawn to her country of birth and returns to Prague, finding love, danger, heartbreak and her family's legacy. The book was introduced by its author, Helen Notzl in discussion with David Vaughan. Organised in cooperation with the Canadian Embassy in Prague.