Born in Warsaw in the 1920s, Maria Censor had a happy childhood, indulged by her adoring family. When she was fourteen, war broke out and she was faced with the disappearance of her father, the loss of her siblings and finally, the loss of her mother. Through all this, in order to survive, Maria was forced to change her identity, living a life of hardship and danger and working for the Polish underground. With its spare
and beautiful prose, this book is a deeply felt account of Maria’s life up to the end of the war.