The Long Bridge is the story of Urszula Muskus, a Polish woman who was taken into the Soviet prison system where she survived for sixteen years. She saw out World War Two there, gradually travelling eastwards through prison and labour camps until she was eventually 'freed' in Siberia. In her case freedom meant 'eternal exile'. She writes about political prisoners, 'bandit molls', guards, and movingly of a woman sentenced wrongly to death whom she spoke with through a hole in the prison wall. In addition to all this she writes beautifully of a hostile landscape in which she somehow found a sort of release. Urszula's story will both excite her readers and move them to tears. Do read this story; it is one you will never forget.