Commendation – Victorian Community History Awards 2020
‘When The Past Awakens’ is Maria Avraam’s real and brutally honest account of her life and thoughts, straight from the heart, with emotional intensity. If it wasn’t for Maria documenting her internal suffering in her diaries, her story, I believe, would not have been told. Her domineering mother was a constant battle of the mind and spirit. Maria endured mental and physical abuse from an arranged and forced marriage to a stranger.
Arriving in Australia from her village in Cyprus presented even more challenges especially when she found herself alone, a deserted wife, with three small children to raise. Maria triumphs through the odds and proves to be a survivor.
Following on, is ‘The Richmond House‘ written by Helena Kidd, Maria’s first born. Helena brings a lighter tone, with her snippets of family life growing up in her uncle’s home. ‘The Richmond House‘ is set in the 1960s and 1970s, overlapping in part to ‘When the Past Awakens’.
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KATHRYN A VAUGHT –
Where can I get this in the US please?
Rosemary Cameron –
I don’t think this book is for sale in the US however I will find out how much it is to post it to you and let you know. It might be OK
To post “When the Past Awakens” to the US there are a few options (all money values in Australian dollars):
Express (delivery 7-10 business days) $39 postage
Standard (delivery 10-15 business days) $24 postage
Economy air (delivery in 20+ business days) $20 postage.
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Dina Dracopoulos –
Would like to purchase when the past awakens .. could you please notify me when it is available for sale again . Please keep me a copy.
Rosemary Cameron –
We still have 2 copies in stock now so you should be able to order them on-line. We will also be getting more copies in asap. Cheers Rosemary
This book MUST be reprinted. Please send me a copy ASAP!