My non-fiction novella, Being Krystyna- A Story of Survival in WWII was published by Dilliebooks on the 11th November, 2016. I am now pleased to announce that my publisher has made the book available as a paperback. So for those of you who prefer the feel and smell and look of a hard copy, you will be able to curl up in your armchair and read all about Krystyna’s extraordinary life in a ‘real’ book. At only £4.99, this would make a wonderful stocking filler too for anyone you know who loves history and stories of survival against the odds.
In 2012 when young Polish immigrant Agnieszka visits fellow countrywoman Krystyna in a Peterborough care home for the first time, she thinks it a simple act of kindness. However, the meeting proves to be the beginning of a life-changing experience.
Krystyna’s stories about the past are not memories of the good old days but recollections of war-ravaged Europe: The Warsaw Ghetto, Pawiak Prison, Ravensbrück Concentration Camp, and a death march to freedom.
The losses and ordeals Krystyna suffered and what she had to do to survive are horrors Agnieszka must confront when she volunteers to be Krystyna’s biographer.
Will Agnieszka be able to keep her promise to tell the story, and, in this harrowing memoir of survival, what is the message for us today?