Peter Curtis’ excellent novels follow the dramatic journey of the Jewish Kohut family from Nazi-occupied Prague in 1939—a masterful description of refugee life under the threat of war.
Helen Szablyahj. Honorary Consul General of Hungary.
Through his characters and descriptions Curtis vividly evokes the atmosphere and stresses of those times, assisted by his firm grasp and weaving of historical facts.
Jaroslav Bouček. PhDr.CSc,
Military Historian, Prague
In Café Budapest, there's a poignant and arresting precision in Curtis' descriptions that make events from 80 years in the past feel immediate. Indeed, there's not a wasted word to be found in the smoothly paced text.