19-year-old Igor Pavlovets was born with congenital limb deformities following the world’s worst nuclear disaster. For the first six years of his life he was raised like a shameful secret in a children’s hospital in the former USSR. In 1993 he was discovered by Victor Mizzi, chairman of Chernobyl Children Life Line, who gave Igor an opportunity that was to change his life forever. He offered him a ticket to Britain to receive a prosthetic arm. Igor never went home.
In 2003, the Charity was able to reunite Igor with the parents he had never known. It emerged that they had been forced to give him up at birth as part of the Soviet cover-up of the disaster. At last, their full story can now be told.
This is the inspirational story of one child’s remarkable courage and the power of a mother’s love for her son – brought fully up to date for the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.
Includes extensive and exclusive interviews with Igor’s mother, Elena Pavlovets: “Igor was taken from me a few seconds after his birth. I never held him and I did not know if he was alive or dead, but there wasn’t a day when I didn’t think about him.”
Jane Warren is an accomplished ghost writer with more than 18 years experience. She has ghosted six non-fiction titles and has also written two non-fiction books under her own name. Her publishers have included Harper Collins and Hodder Headline. In 1997, she ghosted One Up: A Woman in Action with the SAS for Harper Collins. This was the story of a female undercover agent who spied for the SAS in Northern Ireland. It attracted a six-figure advance and was serialised in the Mail on Sunday over three weeks.
In 2003, she co-wrote Fear-Busting: A Proven Plan to Beat Fear and Change You...
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