'A remarkable journey from the Old World to the New World, from Hungary to Australia. Valerie Murray's memoir is a flight from the horror and violence of World War II in Europe as reflected in the stories of the Brothers Grimm, but it is also a journey of discovery to a new land, new people, new customs and freedom. Her story is a triumph of hope over loss and dispossession.
'The woman who was a daughter and sister also became a wife and mother and has been married for more than fifty years to Les Murray, the greatest living Australian poet of his generation. - Peter Skrynecki' (Publication summary)