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Title:Winter Journey
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:4th Estate
ISBN:0732276950
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Number of Pages:496
Category:Historical fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Poland, Historical, World war ii

Winter Journey by Diane Armstrong

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Winter Journey Diane Armstrong s bestselling fictional debut .

A mother s silence a village with a terrible secret and an Australian woman who travels to Poland to uncover the truth .

When forensic dentist Halina Shore arrives in Nowa Kalwaria to take part in a war crimes investigation she finds herself at the centre of a bitter struggle in a community that has been divided by a grim legacy What she does not realise is that she has also embarked on a confronting personal journey .

Inspired by a true incident that took place in Poland in Diane Armstrong s powerful novel is part mystery part forensic investigation and a moving and confronting story of love loss and sacrifice .

A deeply moving and inspiring novel GOOD READING A bold adventure of a novel Here is a consummate writer at the top of her form A fine fictional debut from a writer who s already made her mark CANBERRA TIMES Profoundly moving compelling and superbly written AUSTRALIAN WOMEN S WEEKLY

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Diane Armstrong s bestselling fictional debut br br A mother s silence a village with a terrible secret and an Australian woman who travels to Poland to uncover the truth br br When forensic dentist Halina Shore arrives in Nowa Kalwaria to take part in a war crimes investigation she finds herself at the centre of a bitter struggle in a community that has been divided by a grim legacy What she does not realise is that she has also embarked on a confronting personal journey br br Inspired by a true incident that took place in Poland in Diane Armstrong s powerful novel is part mystery part forensic investigation and a moving and confronting story of love loss and sacrifice br br A deeply moving and inspiring novel GOOD READING A bold adventure of a novel Here is a consummate writer at the top of her form A fine fictional debut from a writer who s already made her mark CANBERRA TIMES Profoundly moving compelling and superbly written AUSTRALIAN WOMEN S WEEKLY, This historically factual creative non fiction book concerns a remarkable woman who married and moved to New Ontario in to become an outstanding community member one of the first women elected to a School Board in Ontario and mother to eight children More than mere history this story recounts the difficulties with the mud muskeg mosquitoes and many other situations she dealt with to become a part of our history here in north eastern Ontario Diane Armstrong has taken her years of writing researching and interviewing skills to write this compelling and factual account of her grandmother s life as it coincides with the development of the T amp NO Railway in Northern Ontario and we share her life in great detail from to br In the format of a journal written through the eyes of Juliette Rose Ann Dawson B langer the lady known as Dollie comes to life and brings with her a unique view of what it was like in the early days of New Ontario, In August passengers boarded an overcrowded clapped out vessel in Marseilles to face an uncertain future in Australia and New Zealand they came from displaced persons camps in Germany death camps in Poland labour camps in Hungary gulags in Siberia and stony Aegean islands there were those who had been hunted by the Nazis and those who had welcomed them those who had followed the Communists and those who had fled from them the epic voyage lasted almost three months and was marked by conflict and controversy until it seemed as though this hellship had absorbed the traumas of its passengers As the conditions on board deteriorated tension and violence simmered above and below decks But romances and seductions also flourished and lifelong bonds were formed Diane Armstrong set sail on the Derna with her parents when she was nine years old Like a detective searching for clues she has located over a hundred of the passengers through their recollections and memorabilia as well as archival documents she has recreated the voyage and traced what became of their hopes and dreams the result is the unique portrayal of a migrant ship and its passengers, i She closed her eyes and listened to the forbidden Chopin nocturne its magic hung in the air i br br It is Warsaw and Elzunia is an indulged teenager who longs for a heroic life filled with romance But the outbreak of war shatters all her dreams As bombs fall she meets Adam a taciturn airman whose fate becomes entwined with hers In despair over the occupation Adam joins the Polish resistance then flies bombers for the RAF Forced into the Warsaw Ghetto Elzunia learns that even children must create their own rules to survive When the Ghetto defies the invaders and later the entire city of Warsaw rises up Elzunia finds strength in ways she never imagined br br i Nocturne i is a powerful and inspiring testament to resilience and courage in the face of cruelty and betrayal