Shadow of a Hero Author:Peter Dickinson As Eastern Europe lurches toward chaos after the fall of communism, at last it seems possible to Letta that she and her grandfather will be able to visit his homeland, the tiny country Varina. — Varina is presently split among three big neighbors, but why shouldn't it be free? It has its own language and history, its own songs and dances, its own... more » dogs and cheeses. Can Varina take its chance or must it go the tragic way of Bosnia and Croatia? Can one old man make any difference? And how can Letta help?