Liudmyla Starytska-Cherniakhivska was born in Kyiv in 1868. She wrote poetry, prose, drama and literary criticism for various publications including the Lviv almanac, Pershyi vinok. Her story Living Grave was first published in 1889 in the journal Kyivska Starina (Kyiv Antiquity). She married Oleksandr Chernyakhivsky, the professor of the Kiev Medical Institute. She supported Ukrainian nationalist causes, which led to her persecution by the Soviet government during the 20th century. In 1919 she was cofounder and deputy president of the National Council of Ukrainian Women. In her sixties Liudmyla was first arrested and convicted during a show-trial of the Union for the Liberation of Ukraine in 1930. She was imprisoned and exiled but released before the end of her five year sentence. A decade later her fate was sealed when she was arrested again, along with her sister. In June 1941 the 73-year-old woman was accused of carrying out anti-Soviet activities then tortured and put on a cattle train headed to exile in Kazakhstan, along with other prisoners from the Ukrainian intelligentsia. She died during the journey and her body was flung out of the train at a location still unknown; there would be no burial and no grave for the once celebrated author.
A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander’s masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander’s years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books – the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail...Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents...
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