Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris: Bookmark in Spalding's Book of the Week
Based on the heart-breaking true story of Cilka Klein, Cilka's Journey is the sequel to the No.1 bestselling phenomenon, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
In 1942 Cilka Klein is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. The Commandant at Birkenau, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival.
After liberation, Cilka is charged as a collaborator by the Russians and sent to a desolate, brutal prison camp in Siberia known as Vorkuta, inside the Arctic Circle.
Innocent, imprisoned once again, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, each day a battle for survival.
Cilka befriends a woman doctor, and learns to nurse the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under unimaginable conditions. And when she tends to a man called Alexandr, Cilka finds that despite everything, there is room in her heart for love.
Cilka's Journey is a powerful testament to the triumph of the human will.
Bookmark in The Crescent, Spalding, is selling this title at £6.99. There's an extra 20% off the book with the voucher in this week's Spalding Guardian (on sale from Thursday, October 22 until Wednesday 28). The voucher is valid until October 28.