Young Brave and Beautiful by Tania Szabó, Violette's daughter
A book by Tania, Violette's daughter
Tania has dramatically recreated the two 1944 missions of Lieutenant Violette Szabó, GC, SOE Secret Agent in WWII, to retrace each step of her dramatic journeys in the most dangerous zones of occupied France with flashbacks to describe how Violette became the remarkable young, brave and beautiful woman she was. The title was devised by Seamus Morvan of the Morvan Family Hotels.
Young Brave and Beautiful was researched and written by Violette's daughter, Tania Szabó. Chief Executive of Jersey War Tunnels, PaulSimmonds said: “Jersey War Tunnels firm belief in the success of this publication was the motivation for purchasing the entire first edition of Young Brave and Beautiful . Whilst there have been many publications in the past detailing an account of Violette’s life it is only now that such a comprehensive and accurate account of her missions as a Special Operations Executive Agent is told and by the most appropriate person, her daughter Tania. The response has been tremendous, even before the launch we received a number of both local and overseas requests for signed copies. As a consequence we have added extra signing dates to give everyone a chance to meet Tania and take away the very unique keepsake that is Young Brave and Beautiful.”
If you do not wish to use PayPal (exceptionally secure), Young Brave and Beautiful can be purchased by emailing : firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jersey War Tunnels' website [www.jerseywartunnels.com] is certainly worth a visit . Their museum created in the Tunnels gouged out from granite by slave labour at the behest of the German Occupiers during WWII is fascinating and full of detail and background information. Hundreds of stories of the Islanders are proudly displayed. And, of course, there is the Szabó Room dedicated to Violette.
The Jersey War Tunnels is an award-winning museum with fun and education in mind. You can find it in the beautiful St. Peters Valley in Jersey, Channel Islands. They purchased the entire first edition of the hardback of Young Brave and Beautiful for sale in their on-site bookshop. Therefore, until very recently, they were its sole retailers. The only external online sales of Young Brave and Beautiful is through this website (www.violetteszabo.org) on the first page through the various PayPal icons. Safe, simple and speedy.
Paul Simmonds, the Tunnels CEO, hosted the launch party for Young Brave and Beautiful on 15 November 2007, graced by the presence of the Lt.-Governor of Jersey, Lt. General Andrew Ridgway, Sir Henry Cooper OBE and Lady Albina, Lysander Pilot, Bob Large, DFC, Jack Higgins, author. Tania Szabó, her cousins Kerry Bushell and his mother from Australia and John Lucas from Herefordshire were delighted with the entire evening which was a great success with many copies sold.
The author is happy to sign copies of Young Brave and Beautiful, for you or someone of your choosing, but please mention this wish in your PayPal remittance or email Tania on email@example.com.
The Tunnels' RemembranceGarden is a wonderful place to have lunch and chat with friends or read. It is representative of the plants growing in the Island during WWII. Just right for relaxation after having spent some in the Szabó Room and the Tunnels as a whole.
Tania remains a professional confidential multilingual translator and confidential private multilingual tutor: online and in Wales. She is accepting new work from memoires to manuscripts, from legislations and laws to tourism, from divorse papers to wills and testaments - all in the greatest confidence, accuracy and within the agreed time limits. A single web page exists at www.taniaszabo.com. It is out of date with regard to Jersey.
Hotels In Jersey
For hotel accommodation in Jersey, Tania recommends the Morvan Hotels with their friendly, efficient staff at all levels. Her friends including Sir Henry Cooper and Lady Albina and her Australian cousin, Kerry Bushell, Hereforeshire cousin, John Lucas, Lysander pilot, Bob Large DFC, Sylvia and William de Glenn and other well-wishers enjoyed their stay with the Morvan Hotel group for the launch of Young Brave and Beautiful in November 2007.
The group's website is www.morvanhotels.com and is well worth a visit. The Morvan Hotels Central Reservations 57 Rouge Bouillon, St. Helier, JE2 3ZB, Jersey Telephone: 01534 601.935 or from outside the UK, telephone: +44 1534 601.935 Just ask for Ms Jane Snell and say you visited this website.
The publishers of Young Brave and Beautiful are Channel Island Publishing through their man-about-town, Simon Watkins. They publish, and their commercial interests lie, within the Channel Islands. Tania Szabó and V&E a.r.l., her company, hold the copyright to Young Brave and Beautiful.
The Jersey War Tunnels purchased the entire first edition hardback of Young Brave and Beautiful for sale within the Channel Islands from their sole bookshop at the Tunnels. Tania is presently preparing Young Brave and Beautiful for the next edition as stocks are running low. She is correcting errata, slimming it down and generally putting a better finish to the whole. She has been delayed by her friend's long illness and death but will return shortly to its completion. The superb cover of the book has been beautifully produced by Glen Smith and his colleagues at Image CI.