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Vera: My Story

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About the author

Robert Hillman

Robert Hillman’s memoir, The Boy in the Green Suit, won the Australian National Biography Award for 2004. His 2007 biography, My Life as a Traitor, written with Zarah Ghahramani, appeared in numerous overseas editions. …

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Praise for Vera

‘Vera was wild, exotic and utterly outrageous when I met her as a young journalist in Melbourne. When you’ve survived both Hitler and Stalin there’s not a lot to hold you back. She has a great story to tell.’ —Kerry O’Brien 

‘Vera’s life is part tragedy, part farce but like the roast goose that she cooks so magnificently it is always succulent, rich and unforgettable.’ —Barrie Kosky


‘Wasowski is the grandmother we all wish we had. It’s a privilege to spend time with her.’ —Saturday Paper


‘It’s not just the distinctive voice that is impressive about this memoir, it’s the point of view … Better than the usual in this current memoir epidemic.’ —Spectrum

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