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Castlegar Public Library FIC GOL (Text) 35146002079374 Fiction Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781784741181 (hc)
  • Physical Description: ix, 274 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2018.

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The London winter of 1947. As cold as St Petersburg during the Revolution. The Karenins keep their vodka under the layers of snow in their suburban garden, in bottles entombed like their Russian past. But when a young Frenchwoman arrives to work as a companion to the aged 'Monsieur Ka' he begins to tell his story... Albertine is the wife of a British army officer who is often abroad on covert government business. Lonely, yet eager to work, she begins to write Monsieur Ka's life story a as a secret gift to him, and even learns his mother tongue. To her ear it is like 'the sound of falling snow'. As she is drawn into Ka's dramatic past, her own life is shaken to its foundations. For in this family of former princes, there are present temptations which could profoundly affect her future.
Subject: Reminiscing in old age > Fiction
Russians > England > London > Fiction
Biographers > Fiction
Caregivers > Fiction
London (England) > History > 20th century > Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction
Domestic fiction
Romance fiction

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