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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wednesday 3 May 2017 - Reckoning by Magda Szubanski chosen by Je

Reckoning by Magda Szubanski

  • Memoir
  • set in mainly in Australia, also UK and Poland
  • audiobook read by the author
  • 400 pages has photographs
  • a very good read

The memoir is beautifully written, has humour and is also touching and revealing as she bravely tells us about her family, her thoughts and her life growing up to become the person that she is today.

Most of us read the book. A few of us listened to the audiobook, therefore did not get to see the lovely photographs that is in the book.

We watched the episode of "Who Do You Think You Are : Magda Subanski" which was fascinating. It was interesting to see some of the people and places mentioned in the book.

We talked about the Magda we've seen on television, the many roles she has played and her incredible talent as a performer.

Also discussed her relationship with her parents, her siblings and her friends.

We talked about her father, his role in the Polish resistance.

Also her visit back to Poland, to meet her relatives and to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.


article from The Conversation

from The Weekend Australian

Also interesting - "Anh's Brush with Fame" -  Some of us saw this lovely interview on ABC TV  that screened just before  reading this book.

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