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  • By Julie Thomas
    Jan 15, 2017
    I bought the Last Train to Budapest as I have a keen interest in the 1956 Hungarian Uprising as my own late dad escaped and came to the UK as a refugee. Sadly my dad never really spoke of his escape and what he went through. As soon as I started reading the book I was hooked one of those books you can't put down, I enjoy true stories. It is beautifully and sensitively written, I have to admit it had me in tears a few times, I found the story amazing, I could picture the people the places what they must have gone through, it is easy to read and understand. I would thoroughly recommend the book even if you know nothing about Hungarian history. It is superb and a credit to the author Richard Pekar.
  • By Jayne Benham
    Oct 24, 2016
    I read this book just after my Hungarian dad died last year. He came to England in 1956 too. I so wish I had discovered this book earlier as it left me with lots of unanswered questions I would have loved to ask him. It gave me a real understanding of what had gone on in Hungary at that time. I found the book really emotional to read. It was a wonderful story of family, survival, faith, courage, love and fighting for freedom. That in itself, bringing to the fore all the devastation of a country that your dad had to witness and what he endured for freedom is just a remarkable story and I am so glad it has been told. Jayne Benham
  • By Philip Sargeant
    Sep 23, 2014
    This is a story that had me gripped throughout every chapter... It made me cry, it made laugh, it made me angry and it made me happy. Fantastic characters in a fantastic story and as well as the emotions mentioned, the romantic scenes were very special too. Great action enveloped a stupendous logical tale set in Hungary - I also learned a great lesson about communists... I would read this book again and again and so I've heard, there is going to be a film made out of it. It will be brilliant - can't wait! Mr. Sargeant.
  • By Rachel Shenton (Actress)
    Feb 25, 2014
    I finished reading The Last Train to Budapest a few weeks ago, and I'm still thinking about it constantly - for me, that's the sign of a great story. I was totally blown away by the courage and discipline of Nandi & his extraordinary journey, in which I smiled & cried. I for one cannot wait to see this come to life with pictures. Rachel
  • By Tristram Hunt MP Education Shadow Secretary
    Feb 12, 2014
    Richard Pekar’s 10 years of dedicated work to bring to life this compelling story about the heroism of a refugee and his escape from oppression is a further demonstration of the historical importance of Stoke-on-Trent. The Last Train to Budapest, which chronicles the escape of Nandor Pekar from Hungary in the wake of the 1956 uprising and his eventual arrival to Stoke-on-Trent, has been transformed onto the screen by the dedicated hard work of Richard in co-operation with Staffordshire film company Grand Independent. I look forward to the film’s planned premier here in Stoke-on-Trent, London & New York and I hope that its inspirational story will once again show that the history of Stoke-on-Trent deserves to be chronicled and celebrated.
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Product Details

First Edition
September 23, 2010
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.87 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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