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on 14 July 2013
If you are going to write a book about Polish people you should really try to get the main protagonists names correct. Silvana Olga Valeria Dabrowski is not the name of a Polish female. Firstly, there is no "v" in the Polish alphabet. Secondly, female last name (nazwisko) should end in -ska not -ski. Latter is male. Later generations raised in English speaking countries may not have followed this "complicated" convention which is still valid in Poland.
Aurek is also a very rare name. (I am not even sure how this is pronounced in Polish).
The plight of Poland and its people during and after the war is a story worth telling but I could not continue with the book because of the annoying name errors. A good editor or some basic research/knowledge should have prevented these simple (and in my opinion unforgiveable) mistakes.