MARIA DZIEDZAN was born in Grimsby in 1951.She studied Philosophy at Nottingham University before becoming an English teacher. She taught for several decades in Nottinghamshire and then retired from teaching to focus on her writing. When Sorrows Come is her first novel. She is married with two children and lives in north Nottinghamshire.
Maria Dziedzan became an award winning author when she published her debut novel When Sorrows Come and this, her second novel written in the same inimitable style, is one not to be missed. Especially if you are interested in the events surrounding the Second World War
When Sorrows Come won The Big Bingham Book Read in 2015 and was one of four finalists for the Historical Novel Society Indie Award 2016.
The book draws from a period in history that starts in 1939 when Stalin took Western Ukraine from the Poles and began a reign of terror that saw many Ukrainians deported to almost certain death in Siberia. A time when being brave was no guarantee of survival!