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Lala has lived a dazzling life. Born in Poland just after the First World War and brought up to be a perfect example of her class and generation, Lala is an independent woman who has survived some of the most turbulent events of her times. 

As she senses the first signs of dementia, she battles to keep her memories alive through her stories, telling her grandson tales of a life filled with love, betrayal and extraordinary acts of courage. Sweeping from 19th-century Kiev to modern-day Poland, this enthralling family saga is a celebration of a beautiful life well lived.

©2006 Grupa Wydawnicza Foksal, MMVI English translation copyright © Antonia Lloyd-Jones, 2018 (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Title should be, "But I Digress"

Tried, but just couldn't finish. Everyone knows a person that starts to explain something, but includes 20 tangents in the telling. That is this book.