The Bronski House: A Return to the Borderlands

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9780002556309: The Bronski House: A Return to the Borderlands

In the summer of 1992, the exiled poet Zofia Ilinska stepped into the 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.

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‘An odd but splendidly imagined fish, part novel, part reverie. Marsden has a dazzling gift for poetic evocation – and for reminding us that Britain is not an island.’
John Fowles, Spectator

‘An extraordinary, multi-faceted narrative. From diaries and memories it recreates the true story of two polish women – mother and daughter – amid the destruction of a whole culture’
Colin Thubron, Daily Telegraph

‘He is an exquisite writer, with the elegant style, light historical touch and detachment of a storyteller … incandescent … the best travel writing I have read on Poland.’ Simon Sebag Montefiore, Sunday Times

‘A tragic, uplifting elegy to a remarkable family. Philip Marsden's work will invigorate travel literature by helping to propel it over the boundary into unexplored territory.’
Rory Maclean, Times Literary Supplement

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In 1992, accompanied by Philip Marsden, the exiled poet Zofia Hinska stepped into the Belorussian village where she had spent her childhood. 'The Bronski House' is in part the story of what she found. It is also the story of her mother, Helena Bronska – of her coming of age during the Russian revolution, her dramatic escapes from Bolsheviks, Germans and partisans, of her love and loss in a now vanished world. Philip Marsden has produced a book which has the swept and passion of an epic novel, yet retains the hard edged realism of a brilliant contemporary travel book.

"An old but splendidly imagined fish, part novel, part reverie. Marsden has a dazzling gift for poetic evocation – and for reminding us that Britain is not an island."
JOHN FOWLES, 'Spectator'

"An extraordinary, multi-faceted narrative. From diaries and memories it recreates the true story of two polish women – mother and daughter – amid the destruction of a whole culture"
COLIN THUBRON, 'Daily Telegraph'

"He is an exquisite writer, with the elegant style, light historical touch and detachment of a storyteller…incandescent…the best travel writing I have read on Poland."
SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE, 'Sunday Times'

"A tragic, uplifting elegy to a remarkable family. Philip Marsden's work will invigorate travel literature by helping to propel it over the boundary into unexplored territory."
RORY MACLEAN,'Times Literary Supplement'

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