The Children of Willesden Lane

Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival

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Publisher: Grand Central Publishing


Language: English | Number of Pages: 288 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0446690279 | Isbn-13: 9780446690270 | Publish date:  | Edition Reprint

Also available as: Hardcover , eBook

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Book Description
With the raw emotion of The Diary of Anne Frank, Mona Golabek's powerful memoir is a poignant story of tragedy and triumph in a time of war. Famed concert pianist Mona Golabek shares the inspirational true story of her mother's escape from pre-World War II Vienna to an orphanage in London-243 Willesden Lane. 'The music will give you will be your best friend in life.' With these words-the last she would ever hear from her mother-ringing in her ears, young piano prodigy Lisa Jura boarded the Kindertransport and headed for safety. Amidst the dozens of Jewish refugees trying to make their way in war-torn London, Lisa forms indelible friendships, finds romance, and, against all odds, wins a scholarship to study piano at the Royal Academy of London. This is a stunning testament to the power of music to lift the human spirit and to grant the soul endurance, patience, and peace.