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I loved this one - such engaging characters and a real drive to the narrative. The story's a great one - crossing enemy lines to find a dozen eggs to take back to the General and save their lives - and I love the unusual and jokey friendship set against the scenes of horror (and some really were...
"Four months into the siege of Leningrad, the city is starving. Seventeen-year-old Lev fears for his life when he is arrested for looting the body of a dead German paratrooper, while his charismatic cellmate, Kolya, a handsome young soldier arrested for desertion, seems bizarrely unafraid. Dawn...
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