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Life in both hands

£19.99

Product description

This is the story of a remarkable
Polish woman. Young as she was then,
Maria Ginter played an active
part in her country's Resistance
Movement, and her personal
picture of invasion, of besieged
and occupied Warsaw, is of the kind
which makes war history poignantly
human. Imprisoned by the Nazis,
she began to do sculpture, her little
figures of horses, fashioned from
prison bread, reflecting that love of
riding which had made her a
top-class show-jumper in happier
days. Later, with the encouragement
of art critics, she moved more
and more from sculpture to painting,
and recently exhibitions of her
work have been held in Warsaw,
London, Paris and Morocco. Writing
was a form of self-expression natural
to her from childhood, and all
through the war she contrived to set
down and preserve a journal of
her experiences and of how, released
from prison, she loved, fought, lost
and found courage to continue living.

Item details

Author(s):
Maria Ginter
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
1964
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
254
Publisher:
Hodder and Stoughton
Title:
Life in both hands

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This is the story of a remarkable
Polish woman. Young as she was then,
Maria Ginter played an active
part in her country's Resistance
Movement, and her personal
picture of invasion, of besieged
and occupied Warsaw, is of the kind
which makes war history poignantly
human. Imprisoned by the Nazis,
she began to do sculpture, her little
figures of horses, fashioned from
prison bread, reflecting that love of
riding which had made her a
top-class show-jumper in happier
days. Later, with the encouragement
of art critics, she moved more
and more from sculpture to painting,
and recently exhibitions of her
work have been held in Warsaw,
London, Paris and Morocco. Writing
was a form of self-expression natural
to her from childhood, and all
through the war she contrived to set
down and preserve a journal of
her experiences and of how, released
from prison, she loved, fought, lost
and found courage to continue living.

Author(s):
Maria Ginter
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
1964
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
254
Publisher:
Hodder and Stoughton
Title:
Life in both hands

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