The Last Train to Budapest
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Nandor Pekar escaped communist Hungary in 1956. Trained by his father to survive in SAS type fashion for years in the heart of the Zemplen Mountains; when the moment of impact arrived in 1956, Nandor ensured the Russians were faced with a well-organised, fearless populace, which improvised with amazing bravery. This is a story of revenge, patriotism, romance and violence, encompassing an emotional thrilling tidal wave with an unexpected grand finale. Following the bloody battle for freedom, moseying amongst the depression of Budapest’s merciless bludgeoned core, Nandor realises there is only one chance to be free. To escape Hungary! It would be his last chance to beat the Russians, and deny them of their intentions to keep him prisoner in his own country.
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Jan 15, 2017I 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.
Oct 24, 2016I 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
Sep 23, 2014This 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.
Feb 25, 2014I 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
Feb 12, 2014Richard 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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- Standard Copyright License
- 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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