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In an isolated village high in the Armenian mountains, a close-knit community bickers, gossips and laughs. Their only connection to the outside world is an ancient telegraph wire and a perilous mountain road that even goats struggle to navigate. As they go about their daily lives – harvesting crops, making baklava, tidying houses – the villagers sustain one another through good times and bad. But sometimes all it takes is a spark of romance to turn life on its head, and a plot to bring two of Maran's most stubbornly single residents together soon gives the village something new to gossip about...
A career diplomat in the Hungarian Diplomatic Service from the age of 25, Antal Ullein-Reviczky served in Vienna, Paris, Istanbul, and Zagreb from 1919-1938, when he became head of the Press Department at the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs until August 1943, obtaining the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary in December 1940. He was the right hand man of Prime Minister Miklos Kallay and enemy of the Nazis. from September 1943 through March 1944 he served as Hungarian Minister in Sweden, and then Representative of 'Free Hungary' until July 1945. He spent the remainder of his life in exile and passed away in London in 1955.
Sidonie C. was born in 1900 and became particularly well-known for being sent to Dr. Freud as a young woman in order to treat her homosexuality. She became a famous case documented by Freud. With vivid language, Ines Rieder and Diana Voigt tell the eventful story of a strong-willed and fascinating woman from an upper-class family whose life was profoundly shattered by the expulsion and extermination of the Jewish population. The biography is based on numerous interviews and many years of research and was supplemented by extensive photographic material and detailed background information.