Subtitled 'Surviving the Horror of Warsaw, 1939-45', this is an extraordinary memoir of survival. Wladyslaw Szpilman was a young Jewish pianist who, almost uniquely, managed to stay alive in Warsaw throughout World War II. Immediately afterwards he wrote his moving and gripping account, not published until last year. Today he is an internationally renowned classical pianist. Major serialisation in negotiation. Guaranteed reviews and feature coverage.