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What a beautiful story written in such a lovely language. This book talks about events in the 50’s in Cyprus but also about so many other things all in the background of a wonderful love story amidst a bloody revolution. This is an extraordinary story that all young teenagers should read to get an example of how a young boy with all odds stack against him fights his way out to get educated. But most adults will love it too because they will see part of themselves in the efforts of this young boy. This is the way a good book should be written, no swear words, no magic just the actions of innocent people.
I am definitely an Andreas Polydorou fan. He is one of my favourite writers. His book Innocent Years brings back old memories and experiences. He describes things and events in such a concise manner that I feel I am there with him during his experiences. Aris his dog is for me one of the leading characters in the story. But above all is the immense love he has for his close family but also for all the people around him. The events he describes during the 50’s in Cyprus during the revolution are memorable. They are presented as a Historian would like them but also with a human touch. Andreas Polydorou is such a humane person