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Nomination for the prize “Czech book 2006”

Among the fourteen titleschosen by a jury composed of academicstranslators and booksellers, was selected a book of Vlasta Čiháková Noshiro “Mitsukothe mother of modern Europe” from thepublishing house JOTA.

The book is dedicated to the life of a Japanese woman Mrs. Mitsuko Aoyama, who married an Austro-Hungarian diplomat Count Heinrich Coudenhove-Kalergi by the end of 19th century. Mitsuko hadseven children. All the children became prominent personalities. The most famous was Richard, a founder of the peace movement Pan-Europe, the forerunner of today's European Union. After the untimely death of her husband, she run alone the estate in Poběžovice in western Bohemia . She died in 1941.

To learn more about the prize Czech book, the list of nominees and to get further information please visit the website http://www.ceskakniha.com/EN/CK2015_EN.php?lang=EN . The extract from thebook can be found at http://issuu.com/nakladatelstvijota/docs/mitsuko.