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Panoramic, sweeping, monumental, haunting: a story of four families which spans the centuries of Russia.
An historical family saga like the author's 'Sarum', but this time set in Russia. The destinies of four families cross and criss-cross through the narrative, but the focus is on one Russian village and its part in history - the part played by ordinary people rather than kings and tsars.
About the Author
Edward Rutherfurd was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and educated at Cambridge University and Stanford University in California. His first book, Sarum was based on the history of Salisbury. London, Russka,The Forest, Dublin and Ireland Awakening all draw on finely researched details of social history. Edward Rutherford has spent much of the last 30 years living in New York and Conneticut. He has an American wife and two American educated children and has served on a New York co-op board.
"It is a series of ingeniously linked short novels, with a great deal of history painlessly delievered ... a very good read indeed" * The Times * "Even textured, with just the right amount of spice, it is the literary equivalent of hot cakes" * Sunday Telegraph * "Rewarding reading ... an engrossing story. The novel manages to capture and convey the vastness of Mother Russia, her story and her potential" * Boston Sunday Herald * "What's impressive about Russka is Edward Rutherfurd's audacity - and his erudition" * Washington Post * "Impressive . . . Rutherfurd has indeed embraced all of Russia" * The Washington Post *
ISBN: 9780099635208 ISBN-10: 0099635208 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 1024 Published: May 1998 Publisher: Cornerstone Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 17.6 x 12.3
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1
About the Author
Edward Rutherfurd was born in England, in the cathedral city of Salisbury. Educated locally, and at the universities of Cambridge, and Stanford, California, he worked in political research, bookselling and publishing. After numerous attempts to write books and plays, he finally abandoned his career in the book trade in 1983, and returned to his childhood home to write SARUM, a historical novel with a ten-thousand year story, set in the area around the ancient monument of Stonehenge, and Salisbury.
Four years later, when SARUM was published, it became an instant international bestseller, remaining 23 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. Since then he has written five more bestsellers: RUSSKA, a novel of Russia; LONDON; THE FOREST, set in England's New Forest which lies close by Sarum, and two novels which cover the story of Ireland from the time just before Saint Patrick to the twentieth century.