Krystyna Skwarko-Tomaszyk is the daughter of Mrs. Krystyna Skwarko, the author of The Invited, the story of 733 Polish children who grew up in New Zealand .
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, Oct 24, 2004
Essence - the new book by Krystine TomaszykKrystyna Skwarko-Tomaszyk is the daughter of Mrs. Krystyna Skwarko, the author of 'The Invited, the story of 733 Polish children who grew up in New Zealand'. Together with her mother and younger brother, she was deported to Siberia in the Soviet Union in June 1941, while her father was arrested and also taken to a prison in Russia.
I would like to congratulate her on her new book, which she tells us about below.
Stefan Wisniowski (moderator)
------ Forwarded Message From: "Krystine Tomaszyk" <tomaszkc@...> The following is the text concerning my book Essence, that Joh Roy Wojciechowski suggested that the members of the 'Kresy Siberia' should be informed about -
The book, Essence by Krystyna Tomaszy, the daughter of Mrs. Krystyna Skwarko, the author of "The Invited, The Stoory Of 733 Polish Children Who Grew Up In New Zealand', was launched by Dame Fiona Kidman (the most acclaimed current New Zealand author) during a ceremony 12 October 2004, at the Unity Books, Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand. The following is a fragment of the Advice of publication notice -
"In this Memoir, Krystine Tomaszyk reflects on her life, the earliest memories of which take place as her world, and that of all around her, shatters with the invasion of Poland by the German and then the Soviet army and her deportation to Siberia.
This poignant narrative is, at the same time, both a dramatic physical journey, by a very long route to New Zealand, and an exploration of the mind of a child, coping with and making meaning of the events she is caught up in.
Essence is a thoughtful exploration of being and becoming, an experience the reader can participate in and be challenged by.
Essence is a mosaic of emotional colours, pieced together with honesty and artistry. The author's candour offers an intimate insight into deep-felt and beautifully expressed human emotions.
Krystine Tomaszyk studied at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, and her professional life included Maori and child welfare, social work, marriage guidance, Post primary teaching, community advice and award of Meritorious Service by Fairfield Rotary in Hamilton, New Zealand."
ISBN 0-86469-475-X, 135x210mm, 235pp, RRPNZ$27.95
Essence can be purchased or ordered from all quality bookstores in New Zealand, or by sending a cheque for the direct sale price of $NZ25.00 plus postage to: Dunmore Press, POBox 5115, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Ph.64 06 3587169; fax 64 -6 357 9242; Email: books@...
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