Important historical and personal record
Dr Natasha Cica
No Bed of Roses is the important historical and personal record of Polish Australian Teodor Bryndzej's survival story - through the disruptions of World War II in his native Europe, then building a new life in the mining communities of Western Australia.
In this book, his daughter Helena records the story of his journey between old and new worlds with great skill and sensitivity.
As all our memories of the twentieth century slide towards more distant memory, the experiences and legacies of European migrants like Teodor are increasingly important in contemporary Australia ? including to help us understand our own evolving place and possibilities in the wider world.