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The Bronski House

The Bronski House

  • Title: The Bronski House
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  • ISBN : 9780006386926
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
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In the summer of 1992, the exiled poet Zofia Ilinska stepped into the Belorussian village where she d spent her childhood It was 53 years since the day she d been forced to flee In part, this is the remarkable story of what she found, the account of a woman coming face to face with her own past But it is also the reconstruction of a world which vanished in 1939 when Sov In the summer of 1992, the exiled poet Zofia Ilinska stepped into the Belorussian village where she d spent her childhood It was 53 years since the day she d been forced to flee In part, this is the remarkable story of what she found, the account of a woman coming face to face with her own past But it is also the reconstruction of a world which vanished in 1939 when Soviet tanks rolled into eastern Poland


Author Philip Marsden

Philip Marsden is the author of a number of works of travel writing, fiction and non fiction, including The Bronski House, The Spirit Wrestlers and The Levelling Sea He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and his work has been translated into fifteen languages He lives in Cornwall.




The Bronski House Reviews (14)

  • What I like best about Goodreads are those times when a friend here reads and recommends a book that just knocks my socks off especially when it is a book that I would have been unlikely to find on my own That is the case with The Bronski House The story unfolds like the best historical fiction yet [..]

  • Philip Marsden has created a small masterpiece from the stories of exiled poet, Zofia Ilinska, and her mother, Helena Bronska, both Polish women whose homes were in land that is now part of Belorus The peasants in the region were ethnically Belorussians, the borders of that part of Europe changed th [..]

  • The Bronski House is the true story of Zofia, a Polish woman who returns to her homeland in 1992 after fleeing the country in 1939, partly running from Germans and Russians, partly from constantly shifting borders Part of the story is about her mother, Helena, coming of age during the Bolshevik revo [..]

  • Excellent book on the life of two women mother daughter growing up in Poland during WW1 and peace time afterwards Then fleeing during WW2 Written from the mother s diary and what the daughter tells to a young friend as they travel back to the homeland after 30 years Worth the read. [..]

  • Well done. [..]

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