Breathing Through Buttonholes

R 150.00  

Subtitle: The Story of Madeleine Heitner
Author: Jennifer Skutelsky
Publisher: Life Story (2003)
ISBN-10: 0620306273
ISBN-13: 9780620306270
Condition: Very Good. Light rubbing and light edgewear to the covers. Light creasing to spine, and small chip to tail of spine Internally clean. Well bound.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 249
Dimensions: 20.6 x 14.6 x 1.6 cm

Weight: 0.35 kg
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This is Madeleine Hunter's true story of survival, beginning with her birth in a small town in Poland to a long-suffering mother and an unreliable, quirky father who registers her as a boy. Madeleine brings a dry sense of humour and mental toughness to all traumas in her path - the unhappy marriage of her parents, the travails of her teenage infatuations, the dark years of the Nazi occupation of Belgium, where she hides her Jewish identity during World War II.

In the midst of war she finds love, marries, gives birth to a baby boy, and must stay on the run, living on instinct and cunning to keep her infant and herself out of the clutches of the Gestapo. Poignant, funny, inspiring, this is life with boots and beret at the ready.

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