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Stephen Vizinczey and Thomas Barnard in London, 1996



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Stephen Vizinczey has traveled an unexpect path.  In 1956, he was one of those who participated in the uprising against the Communist regime in Hungary.  He fled the country and eventually made his way to Toronto, where he landed with 50 words of English.  He overcame this disadvantage and wrote the bestseller, In Praise of Older Women.  Later, he wrote the masterpiece An Innocent Millionaire, which won the praise of Graham Greene and Anthony Burgess.



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Pictures of Stephen Vizinczey in Villefranche, France taken by Thomas Barnard September, 2001.