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|Maria's Story: A True Story of Survival
Brief Description: When Robin Barratt and his wife first met Maria in Moscow, they had no idea how much of an impact she would have on their own lives. From the initial interest in her story, the horror of discovering her daily struggle to survive through to active involvement in trying to improve her life.
Living on the streets and begging is a harsh reality for many in Russia but for those with a disability life can be doubly cruel. Overlooked by the authorities and people who should have helped her, Maria willingly shared her story with the author who, in turn, made a promise, not only to tell the world about her situation, but to try and make a real difference.
Maria’s Story documents the true story of one woman’s fight for survival against all the odds and those who tried to help her. It uncovers the truth of how many people continue to live in poverty in one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Desperately sad, haunting but frequently uplifting, this book is a tale about overcoming adversity and, above all, never losing hope.
About the Author:
As a writer, Robin Barratt has written a large number of articles and editorials for a huge range of commercial, mainstream and business publications worldwide; from luxury lifestyle to banking and rural life, and was recently Bahrain Country Editor for Sur la Terre magazine. As an author Robin has developed a strong readership profile within the non-fiction, true crime genre specialising in books about security, nightclubs, bouncers, bodyguards, gangsters and other tough guys! Robin was once a nightclub doorman and bodyguard himself and lived a difficult life in an often violent and troubled world. However, since giving up this lifestyle and studying the effects that good energy has on people and things, his life has completely changed. Aside from writing he now gives lectures, classes and courses around the world on good energy and the effects that good energy has on people and their environment.