Against the shocking news stories of the last couple of years, Jonathan Dean's very human take on the journey of a refugee has fresh resonance. Examining the lives caught in the crossfire as Europe twice fragmented in world war makes this a must read now.
Jonathan Dean's remarkable family saga would make the producers of Who Do You Think You Are? weak at the knees.
Get a copy for your Brexit-voting uncle.
Humane and curious... an admirable family memoir.
He explores complex subjects accessibly, and his book is all the more powerful for it.