"This is the best of my treasures," said Jan. Although the silver sword was only a paper knife, it became the symbol of hope and courage which kept the four children alive through the years of Nazi occupation when they had to fend for themselves. And afterwards, it inspired them to keep going on the exhausting and dangerous journey from war-torn Poland to Switzerland, where they hoped to find their parents. Based on fact, this is an extraordinarily moving account of life during and after the Second World War.
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Ian Serraillier was born in London in 1912, and educated at Brighton College and St.Edmund Hall, Oxford. From 1961 he worked in his Sussex home writing mainly for children. His main achievements included novels, poetry, retellings in verse and prose, educational and local history books. He died in November 1994.
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