Amnesty International event launches new book
Edinburgh – celebration of incredible life of Polish author On Wednesday 27th October, Amnesty International and Sandstone Press will launch ‘The Long Bridge’ by Urszula Muskus, an autobiographical novel spanning 16 years – from the invasion of Poland, through imprisonment in Russian gulags and exile within Siberia. Urszula Muskus’s story, is published by her grandson Peter Muskus now living in Scotland, and Sandstone Press. It chronicles an inspirational, extraordinary life, including her arrest and deportation to Kazakhstan for two years forced labour, ten years 'hard labour' as a political prisoner in the Soviet labour camps or gulags, and four years 'external exile' in Siberia, before being reunited with her son and daughter in London in 1957. The book is supported by Amnesty International, with a preface by Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, as it speaks to the profound and ongoing relevance of human rights. This public UK launch at Blackwells in Edinburgh will include readings from the book, followed by a discussion with Peter Muskus, Urszula Muskus’s grandson, and chaired by John Watson, Amnesty International’s Programme Director in Scotland. Where: Blackwell Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YS When: 6:30pm on Wednesday 27th October (until 7:30pm) Admission: FREE To book a place, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01349 862583 Praise for ‘The Long Bridge’: ‘A fully-formed, full-length, never-seen-before, first-hand true-life story of the Soviet labour camps written by a woman of truly noble spirit and humanity, with the fine eye of a novelist – in other words, a genuinely exciting 'find'. by Robert Lambolle, literary consultant and editor 'Reading and Writing'.