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Against the Odds-bookcover

By: Diana Baleanu

Against the Odds

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Living in communist Romania of the 1970s and ’80s, Diana’s life takes a sudden dramatic turn when her diplomat father unexpectedly defects to the West.

In her biography, Diana Baleanu tells a tale of persecution, abuse and suffering endured at the hands of the dreaded dictator Ceausescu’s tyrannical government and secret service. But just as all hope of ever seeing an end to her ordeal or of being reunited with her father is all but lost, history miraculously changes its course.

Diana Baleanu was born in Bucharest, Romania, in the 1970s. As the daughter of a diplomat, she spent her early years living between Bucharest and her father’s diplomatic posts. Following her father’s defection to the West in 1987, Diana and the rest of the family were forced to remain in Romania and face persecution from the tyrannical communist government of the time.

Reunited with her father after the collapse of the Iron Curtain, she now lives in England with her two daughters and husband and enjoys a career in teaching.

Customer Reviews
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  • George Ballantine

    Emotional content, very good stile. Outstanding.

  • Sandra Teak

    Brilliant, captivating story.

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