About the book
The fifties and the sixties of the 20th century as seen through the eyes of a little girl, a teenager and a young woman in her twenties, with the scenes of changing Warsaw in the background. With the book she wrote, the author wishes to warmly thank the generation of her parents for the great and happy childhood. With a touch of humour, she describes everyday life of Ujazdów tenants in Finnish Cottages ( domki fińskie).
There appear picturesque characters of the past years, events they gave life to and took part in, vivid memories of the holidays in the mountains ( Zakopane), and the sea-side (Jastarnia) and Mazurian Lake District. There comes the echo of sweet spring scents, colours and sounds which evoke the climate of those days.
Scenes from the past and present are tied together by ‘here and now telephone chats of the author with her friend, in which Maryla’s dog Colin plays a very important role.
Zofia Biegańska /Zofia Puszkarow/, an English Philology graduate, co-author of the two retro thrillers - ‘Sopot 1939’ and ‘Sopot 1940’. She often and with a great pleasure visits Finnish Cottages estate, sentimental memories in her heart and present day duty in mind.(She runs foreign language courses in nearby 12 Primary School). She owns a cat who can speak.