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Sashenka By S Montefiore

Sashenka by S Montefiore

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Sashenka by S Montefiore

Winter, 1917- In St Petersburg, snow is falling and Russia is on the brink of revolution. Outside the Smolny Institute for Noble Young Ladies, an English governess is waiting for her young charge to be released from school. But so are the Tsar s secret police Beautiful and headstrong, Sashenka Zeitlin is just 18. In the evenings when her banker father is doing deals and her mother is partying with Rasputin and her dissolute friends, Sashenka becomes Comrade Snowfox and slips into the frozen night to play her part in a game of conspiracy and seduction that will usher in a brave new Communist world. Twenty years on, and Sashenka is married to a high-up apparatchik in Stalin s government. She seems to have everything yet all around her, her friends are being arrested and people are disappearing. Then Stalin himself comes for dinner, and Sashenka falls passionately in love, thereby setting in train a terrifying sequence of events that will result in her having to make the most agonising choice of all- whether to sacrifice her own life or that of those she loves most dearly.

About S Montefiore

Simon Montefiore is a historian, novelist and television presenter. His book, Catherine the Great and Potemkin was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson, Duff Cooper, and Marsh Biography Prizes. Stalin- The Court of the Red Tsar won the History Book of the Year prize at the 2004 British Book Awards, and Young Stalin was chosen as Biography of the Year in the 2008 Costa Book Awards. He lives in London with his wife, the novelist, Santa Montefiore, and their two children.

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GOR011122630
9780593056387
0593056388
Sashenka by S Montefiore
Used - Like New
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2008-05-01
544
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