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The Bronze Horseman  : Tatiana and Alexander Series: Book 1 - Paullina Simons

The Bronze Horseman

Tatiana and Alexander Series: Book 1

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Published: 28th March 2001
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A magnificent epic of love, war and Russia from the bestselling author of Tully, Red Leaves and Eleven Hours.

Leningrad 1941: the white nights of summer when the sun hardly sets on the beautiful palaces and stately avenues that still speak of a different age, when the city was known as St. Petersburg. The Metanov family live in a crowded apartment, the two sisters Daria and Tatiana sharing a bed, their parents and brother crowded in another room, their grandparents nearby. It's a hard life, but one with room enough for love and romance.

However, when Tatiana first sets eyes on Daria's boyfriend, Alexander, she knows immediately that for her, the path of love will never be easy, but rather, one of sacrifice and denial. Hitler's invasion of Russia spells war and, for Leningrad, siege, and their earlier existence seems luxurious in comparison with the terrible deprivations that the family suffers. As the grip of winter closes as relentlessly as the advancing German army, so Tatiana is forced into ever more desperate measures in order to survive - both physically and emotionally.

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4.8

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  • Well written (10)
  • Captures time and place (9)
  • Interesting characters (7)
  • Original story (5)
  • Great for anyone (4)

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  • Younger readers (3)
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5.0

Amazing!

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from South Australia

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

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    • Gift
    • Older Readers

    Comments about The Bronze Horseman:

    One of the best books I have ever read

     
    5.0

    My favourite book by far!

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    from Sydney

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    Pros

    • Captures Time And Place
    • Interesting Characters
    • Original Story
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Travel Reading
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about The Bronze Horseman:

      A friend let me borrow this book. I wasn't sure about it. When I'd finished it, I bought the rest of the series. Not many books have kept me up til 2am reading, wanting to know more.
      Love this author. Love this book.

       
      4.0

      great read

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      from nsw

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      Pros

      • Captures Time And Place
      • Great For Anyone
      • Well Written

      Cons

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        • Gift
        • Older Readers
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        • Younger Readers

        Comments about The Bronze Horseman:

        enjoyable read and series couldn't wait to read the other books in this series

         
        5.0

        Heart Wrenching From Start to Finish

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        from Albury

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        • Captures Time And Place
        • Educational
        • Original Story
        • Well Written

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            Comments about The Bronze Horseman:

            This is probably my favourite book of all time and I do not say that lightly as I don't particularly like romance novels, I find them quite hard to read. I fell in love with the characters, the story and the setting from the first few pages and like other readers I re-read the trilogy every year and each time it gets better. A well written, heartfelt and honest story that will survive the ages. Do yourself a favour, buy this book, I guarantee you'll fall in love.

             
            5.0

            Unputdownable <3

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            from Portland VIC AU

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            Pros

            • Breath Taking
            • Captures Time And Place
            • Interesting Characters
            • Page Turner
            • Well Written

            Cons

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              • Gift
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              Comments about The Bronze Horseman:

              I loved this book and became totally immersed in the characters and their lives. I could not put it down and was saddened when I got to the end but a glimmer of hope there are another 2 more books in the series and am anxiously awaiting there arrival.

               
              4.0

              Great book - timeless romance

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              from Australia

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              Pros

              • Captures Time And Place
              • Great For Anyone
              • Interesting Characters
              • Well Written

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                Comments about The Bronze Horseman:

                Not being a romance reader, I was initially disappointed but was rapidly hooked in by this book.

                 
                5.0

                Buy this book!!

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                from Brisbane

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                • Captures Time And Place
                • Interesting Characters
                • Original Story
                • Well Written

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                  • Gift

                  Comments about The Bronze Horseman:

                  I LOVE this book. I read the trilogy every year. Paulina Simons is a phenomenal writer. In recent years, I have bought the trilogy books as gifts and they are always well received. Do yourself a favour and lose yourself in Simons' works.

                   
                  5.0

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                  from Singleton NSW

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                  Pros

                  • Captures Time And Place
                  • Interesting Characters
                  • Well Written

                  Cons

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                    • Gift
                    • Older Readers
                    • Travel Reading

                    Comments about The Bronze Horseman:

                    I borrowed this book from a friend, it was excellent reading I was disappointed in the ending until I realised there was two more books to follow so I purchased the three of them for my collection

                     
                    5.0

                    GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD

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                    from MELBOURNE

                    Pros

                    • Captures Time And Place
                    • Easy To Understand
                    • Educational
                    • Great For Anyone
                    • Interesting Characters
                    • Original Story
                    • Well Written

                    Cons

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                        Comments about The Bronze Horseman:

                        THIS BOOK WILL MAKE YOU FEEL LOVE, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN
                        READ THE SEQUEL

                         
                        5.0

                        Greatest love/war story of all time.

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                        from Sydney, AU

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                        Pros

                        • Breathtaking
                        • Captures Time And Place
                        • Easy To Understand
                        • Educational
                        • Great For Anyone
                        • Interesting Characters
                        • Original Story
                        • Page Turner
                        • Sexy
                        • Well Written

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                          Best Uses

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                          • Older Readers
                          • Younger Readers

                          Comments about The Bronze Horseman:

                          One of the greatest books I have ever read. Captured my heart within the first few pages. A definite must read!! Romance, action, a hint of humour - what more could you ask for? Once you pick it up, prepare to never set it down until you hit the last page.

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                          Praise for Paullina Simons Tully 'Pick up this book and prepare to have your emotions wrung so completely you'll be sobbing your heart out one minute and laughing through your tears the next! Read it and weep -- literally' Company Tatiana and Alexander 'This has everything a romance glutton could wish for: a bold, talented and dashing hero, a heart-stopping love affair ! It also has -- thank goodness -- a welcome sense of humour and discernable characters rather than ciphers.' Victoria Moore, Daily Mail The Bronze Horseman 'Pulling off the passionate love story embedded in a truly epic narrative is a difficult thing to do. Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind remains the blueprint for the genre, while Tolstoy's War and Peace carries off the literary honours ! it's quickly apparent that the Russian-born author Paullina Simons has the measure of this kind of epic romantic saga ! She is able to make some powerful statements about the durability of the human spirit, but never at the expense of descriptive passages refulgent with power and beauty' Barry Forshaw, amazon

                          Paullina Simons

                          Paullina Simons was born in Leningrad, USSR in 1963. At the age of ten her family immigrated to the United States. Growing up in Russia Paullina dreamt of someday becoming a writer. Her dream was put on hold as she learned English and overcame the shock of a new culture.

                          After graduating from university and after various jobs including working as a financial journalist and as a translator Paullina wrote her first novel Tully. Through word of mouth that book was welcomed by readers all over the world.

                          She has since written Red Leaves, Eleven Hours, The Bronze Horseman, The Bridge to Holy Cross, (also known as Tatiana and Alexander.) The Summer Garden and The Girl in Times Square. Many of Paullina's novels have reached international bestseller lists in countries including Australia and New Zealand.

                          Apart from her novels, Paullina has also written a cookbook, Tatiana's Table, which is a collection of recipes, short stories and recollections from her best selling trilogy of novels, The Bronze Horseman, The Bridge to Holy Cross, (also known as Tatiana and Alexander) and The Summer Garden. Paullina's latest novel is Road To Paradise which is currently available in all reputable Australian and New Zealand book stores.

                          DOB & Place of Birth: 1963. Leningrad, Russia

                          Place of Residence: USA

                          Education: Attended Colleges in New York, Kansas and England. Graduated from Kansas University with a degree in political science

                          Previous Jobs: Financial Journalist, Writer for the Financial News Network

                          Career Aspirations: Always wanted to be a writer.

                          Marital Status: Married

                          Children: 4

                          Favourite Authors: John Steinbeck,E. M. Forster, Leo Tolstoy, PJ O'Rourke, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton.

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                          ISBN: 9780006513223
                          ISBN-10: 0006513220
                          Audience: General
                          Format: Paperback
                          Language: English
                          Number Of Pages: 656
                          Published: 28th March 2001
                          Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
                          Country of Publication: GB
                          Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1  x 4.2
                          Weight (kg): 0.44