Author(s): Basia Bonkowski


Step inside one woman's very private world as Basia and her brothers gather to watch over their mother during the last 14 days of her life. Heartrendingly poignant, Shimmer is touched with moments of humour and great insight, as author Basia Bonkowski comes to terms both with losing her mother and the heartbreak of her own personal journey. In the process, Basia learns much more about her relationship with her own children. Woven into the story are flashbacks to World War II, when Basia's mother fled Poland ahead of the advancing Russians, with Basia recording the hardships, struggles and secrets that her mother kept close to her heart. Basia's lyrical prose and sharp eye for detail create an unforgettable account of her family over three generations. It is a moving tribute to the strength of the human spirit and the ties that bind.


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Basia Bonkowski was born in Adelaide to Polish parents, and completed an Honours Degree majoring in English Literature and Drama. Shortly after moving to Sydney she joined SBS Televison, where she presented the highly successful music program Rock Around The World, which went on to achieve cult status. She later worked for Channel Ten and the Seven Network as a presenter and journalist. Most recently Basia has worked as a producer for the Lifestyle Channel and is currently producing a new series for the Seven Network. Basia is married to ex-Hoodoo Guru turned film director, Kimble Rendall, and the couple have two children.

General Fields

  • : 9781921497216
  • : Exisle Publishing (Australia)
  • : Exisle Publishing (Australia)
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Basia Bonkowski
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 305.89185094
  • : 208
  • : Biography & autobiography: historical, political & military