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The woman with nine lives : going forward, stepping back

Author: Iby Knill
Publisher: Leeds : Scratching Shed Publishing Ltd, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Iby Knill is a simply remarkable woman. An Auschwitz holocaust survivor originally from Bratislava, she married a British army officer and set out to make a new life in England, arriving in Cornwall in 1947 to set up home. Dealing with the problems of integration as an immigrant in post-war Britain, raising a family and making careers in civil defence, education, international textile design and manufacture and as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Named Person: Iby Knill
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iby Knill
ISBN: 9780993510113 0993510116
OCLC Number: 986690703
Notes: "A sequel to the best-selling, The woman without a number."
Description: 203 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Iby Knill.

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Iby Knill is a simply remarkable woman. An Auschwitz holocaust survivor originally from Bratislava, she married a British army officer and set out to make a new life in England, arriving in Cornwall in 1947 to set up home. Dealing with the problems of integration as an immigrant in post-war Britain, raising a family and making careers in civil defence, education, international textile design and manufacture and as linguist, amongst others, she also gained an MA at the age of 80. Passionate about music and art, the loss of her beloved Bert prompted her to return to writing but always hitting a stumbling block, 60 years of suppressed memories. Eventually, despite several breakdowns, she unlocked that part of her life and became determined to tell of her experiences to future generations. Even now, she is in constant demand to talk to various groups, schools and within the media. This eagerly-awaited 'The woman with nine lives' picks up where her best-selling first book 'The woman without a number' ends, evoking changing times through a life that has constantly embraced challenge and opportunity. Included in it is the growing realisation that the past cannot be avoided, the difficulty of facing up to it and of how, eventually, Iby returns to some of the places that brought tragedy and despair to her young and formative years. Interspersed within her story, she tells those of her brother, father and mother - the woman whose determination she has inherited. Poignant, moving and searingly honest, this account reconfirms the very best of human nature and is a truly uplifting sequel. With a foreword by Fabian Hamilton, MP.

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