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Christine Nostlinger Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from Christine Nostlinger
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“When her family’s apartment in Vienna is bombed, Christel Goth and her family lose everything. They are offered the use of a summer villa in the suburbs, ...”
Christine Nostlinger
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Fly Away Home
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Christel Goth
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losing everything
family's apartment
Vienna
bombed
summer villa
concepts
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“Life for Cristal has been upside down for a long time. She can’t even remember a time before the war began.”
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“Before potatoes for every meal and bombs raining down from the sky. Before being forced to shelter in the dark, damp cellars.”
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“They walk there in just the clothes they stand up in. The war is ending, and there is a precarious existence eking out food stores, and anticipating horrors from the oncoming Russian army.”
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“But when they come, the worst the soldiers do is get drunk and fire their guns. It’s a tense time, and Christel’s active curiosity leads her into all sorts of dangerous places.”
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“Then one day, Cristal’s home is turned into a pile of rubble and dust five meters high.”
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“But a chance offer saves her family. They move to the safety of a wealthy suburb, camping out amongst the chandeliers and family portraits of someone else’s house.”
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“That is until the dreaded Russians roll into Vienna and move in too...”
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“Austria was occupied by the Russian Army following WWII. This is a memoir of an 8 year old girl living in Vienna in 1945. ”
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“Living on the edge of the city in an undamaged house that was taken over by a Russian Major and his staff, the narrator and her family are somewhat protected.”

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