Feisty Pole’s life of hardship

Berrima, NSW author Ursula Widawska has just released 'The Story of My Life' the autobiography of her journey from her hometown in Poland to life in Australia. It spans 70 years and is a powerful story of survival.
By: Donna Munro
April 15, 2011 - PRLog -- 'The Story of My Life' is an amazing and absorbing read from start to finish. As a young feisty little six year old Ursula faced a miserable and frightening life after Hitler’s invasion of her home in Poland. With strength and tenacity that would see her develop into a strong determined woman she went from childhood to maturity facing whatever hardship and pain life threw at her. Finishing high school with excellent grades she had to abandon her dream of becoming a Ballerina or a Doctor and studied accounting. Desperate to support her family she turned to black marketeering for survival only to be caught and thrown in a KGB jail.

Eventually she migrated to Australia and after various jobs found herself the manager of a large travel company which allowed her regular visit back to Poland.

Known to be eccentric and outspoken Ursula rejected many marriage proposals to keep her independence and later in life became a qualified accountant.

Ursula has truly captured the harshness and desperation of the times under Hitler as well as under the Soviet regime in Poland. Also in Australia the ignorance of locals towards foreigners is honestly captured by a woman whose English is self taught.

Ursula Widawska has written about her life so far, and now that she has finished she wonders what to do with time from now on. Her hobby of target shooting is not the only thing she wants to do. She loves variety and refuses to join any of the seniors clubs or activities because she finds them boring and wants to do something to make other people happy. Maybe she’ll take cooking lessons for the English housewives or travel again. She is currently working on a fiction manuscript and lives in Berrima, near Wollongong with her dogs Milka and Genia.

'The Story of My Life' by Ursula Widawska ISBN: 978-1-921731-56-3 RRP $30.95 Non-Fiction

If you would like to interview the author or require a review copy of the book please contact Donna on (07) 55 755 141 or marketing@zeus-publications.com

To buy the book go to: http://www.zeus-publications.com/the_story_of_my_life.htm

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