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Observations from Hungary and Central Europe

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Chapter 5 – Tact and Tactless

One day in 1964 or early 65, my father was unexpectedly called to the dean's office, to be greeted by the news that Prof Weichinger, his...

Chapter 4 - So How did it come to this?

In those days we lived in Budapest's district XII, on what was then called Mártinovics Hill - nowadays that's Kiss Swáb Hegy, literally...

Introduction

Hello, glad you're here. It's Monday, July 6 2020 now, and I've just been told off by one of my friends in Slovenia that my 'about'...

Chapter 3 Pride Cometh ...

Tales of a Teenage Spy - The Life and Times of Gábor Rimner For a brief moment, I glimpsed my mother's face as she opened the door: next...

The Apparatchik in a Smoke-filled Room

A tribute to Sir John Birch, British Diplomat, who died last month in the UK. John was a good man if ever there was one, who put his...

 

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