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Camped together beneath the Carpathian moon When she returned home George wrote her letters criticising the Romanian regime and asked her to marry him and to help him escape. I was given this book as some light holiday reading by someone who is mentioned in the book Reading it provided me with insight into life in a country under severe dictatorial rule and political corruption It is a beautiful story which left me burning with curiosity until the very end

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Abruptly the letters stopped After the revolution in 1989 Helena Drysdale returned to Romania a country trapped in a labyrinth of post Communist paranoia in search of Georg. Looking for George is a non fiction book about a young English woman traveling with an open minded Romanian man in communist Romania and her search for him after the 1989 Revolution The book reflects the descent of the Romanian people into the living hell of the Ceausescu Regime and explains some of the idiosyncrasies of the modern Romanian character Having interacted with foreigners without government approval the book's main character George is interrogated by the Securitate's police and subjected to the psychiatric therapy reserved for the State's political opponents The author’s story shows how the Romanian communist government controlled everybody; even in part the country’s religious institutions I recommend this book for anybody who wants to gain some insight into the dismal lifestyle of Romanians under communism   A Drop Around the World in 1989 Helena Drysdale returned to Romania a country trapped Holiness in a labyrinth of post Communist paranoia Step by Step in search of Georg. Looking for George Oswald Mathias Ungers is a non fiction book about a young English woman traveling with an open minded Romanian man Afghan Guerrilla Warfare: In the Words of the Mjuahideen Fighters (Zenith Military Classics) in communist Romania and her search for him after the 1989 Revolution The book reflects the descent of the Romanian people Pontius Pilate, Saint Ronan of Brittany, Th�ophile: Three Plays in Verse (Classic Reprint) into the living hell of the Ceausescu Regime and explains some of the Black Friday (Maggie ODell, idiosyncrasies of the modern Romanian character Having Madrid interacted with foreigners without government approval the book's main character George Das Urantia Buch is Zoo interrogated by the Securitate's police and subjected to the psychiatric therapy reserved for the State's political opponents The author’s story shows how the Romanian communist government controlled everybody; even Singapore & Penang Street Food: Cooking & Travelling in Singapore and Malasia in part the country’s religious The Web and The Wing institutions I recommend this book for anybody who wants to gain some The Web and The Wing insight Vernon Downs into the dismal lifestyle of Romanians under communism  

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Travelling with friends through Romania in 1979 Helena Drysdale met George Cupar an Orthodox poetpriest They drank wine in Transylvanian forests and avoiding the Securitate. I bought this because I was looking for books on modern post war Romanian history There didn't seem to be that many and a lot were out of print or expensive And then I found this book which has been well worth the read and uite an eye opener into some of the things that went on in Romania It's focused on the individuals rather than being a concise political history for obvious reasons of course but these are the things that shouldn't be forgottenIt's a kind of travelhistorymemoirs book by English woman Helena Drysdale accounting details of three trips to Romania and a friendship with a particular Romanian George Cupar She met him during her first trip in the late 70s when she was just 19 She'd gone on a driving holiday with some uni friends They met George and he ended up travelling with them for a week There was some kind of flirtationattraction between George and Helena and he wrote to her for the following few years before stopping and seemingly dropping off the face of the earth She then goes back to Romania at the start of the 90s to try and find out what happened or at least as much as she can considering the legacy of the old police state still controls how people behave even though it's after the revolutionShe meets various people some generous some kind some cruel some materialistic some in denial some with huge chips on their shoulders about people from any country who didn't go through suffering such as Romania did And she builds up some idea of what life was like under the old regime the paranoid and the oppressive police state how individuality died and how it was a repressive place to live It's so sad how stifling it was to life and creativity And at the end of the day why What benefit was it to repress George because he spoke to foreigners and wanted to leave how did it help to spy on the nation and know their every thought to make people frightened to say what they thought in front of friends in case they were reported on What kind of nation can anyone hope to build out of that kind of atmosphere It just seems like an almighty waste of effort and energy


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  1. says:

    I bought this because I was looking for books on modern post war Romanian history There didn't seem to be that many and a lot were out of print or expensive And then I found this book which has been well worth the read and uite an eye opener into some of the things that went on in Romania It's focused on the individuals rather than being a concise political history for obvious reasons of course but these are the things that shouldn't be forgottenIt's a kind of travelhistorymemoirs book by English woman Helena Drysdale accounting details of three trips to Romania and a friendship with a particular Romanian George Cupar She met him during her first trip in the late 70s when she was just 19 She'd gone on a driving holiday with some uni friends They met George and he ended up travelling with them for a week There was some kind of flirtationattraction between George and Helena and he wrote to her for the following few years before stopping and seemingly dropping off the face of the earth She then goes back to Romania at the start of the 90s to try and find out what happened or at least as much as she can considering the legacy of the old police state still controls how people behave even though it's after the revolutionShe meets various people some generous some kind some cruel some materialistic some in denial some with huge chips on their shoulders about people from any country who didn't go through suffering such as Romania did And she builds up some idea of what life was like under the old regime the paranoid and the oppressive police state how individuality died and how it was a repressive place to live It's so sad how stifling it was to life and creativity And at the end of the day why? What benefit was it to repress George because he spoke to foreigners and wanted to leave how did it help to spy on the nation and know their every thought to make people frightened to say what they thought in front of friends in case they were reported on? What kind of nation can anyone hope to build out of that kind of atmosphere? It just seems like an almighty waste of effort and energy


  2. says:

    I was given this book as some light holiday reading by someone who is mentioned in the book Reading it provided me with insight into life in a country under severe dictatorial rule and political corruption It is a beautiful story which left me burning with curiosity until the very end


  3. says:

    Looking for George is a non fiction book about a young English woman traveling with an open minded Romanian man in communist Romania and her search for him after the 1989 Revolution The book reflects the descent of the Romanian people into the living hell of the Ceausescu Regime and explains some of the idiosyncrasies of the modern Romanian character Having interacted with foreigners without government approval the book's main character George is interrogated by the Securitate's police and subjected to the psychiatric therapy reserved for the State's political opponents The author’s story shows how the Romanian communist government controlled everybody; even in part the country’s religious institutions I recommend this book for anybody who wants to gain some insight into the dismal lifestyle of Romanians under communism  


  4. says:

    I first read this book whenit came out in the early 90's It is a true fascinating and often shocking account of a woman's search for a man she knows has died because of her in Romania Helena goes looking for George shortly after the fall of the Ceaucescu regime and articulately exposes the horrors and impact of that ghastly era on the minds and bodies of the people of Romania I could not put this book down


  5. says:

    Helena is the author that helped me edit my own book and is one of Britain's finest non fiction writers Read this book if real life doesn't bore you


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