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The Red Scarf (also published as

The Red Scarf (also published as "Under a Blood Red Sky")

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Published: June 2008
For Ages: 18+ years old
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"The Russian Concubine" dazzled readers. Now, its gifted author delivers another sweeping historical novel.
Davinsky Labor Camp, Siberia, 1933: Only two things in this wretched place keep Sofia from giving up hope: the prospect of freedom, and the stories told by her friend and fellow prisoner Anna, of a charmed childhood in Petrograd, and her fervent girlhood love for a passionate revolutionary named Vasily.
After a perilous escape, Sofia endures months of desolation and hardship. But, clinging to a promise she made to Anna, she subsists on the belief that someday she will track down Vasily. In a remote village, sheas nursed back to health by a Gypsy family, and there she finds more than refugeashe also finds Mikhail Pashin, who, her heart tells her, is Vasily in disguise. Heas everything she has ever wantedabut he belongs to Anna.
After coming this far, Sofia is tantalizingly close to freedom, familyaeven a future. All that stands in her way is the secret past that could endanger everything she has come to hold deara]

Kate Furnivall

Kate Furnivall had the shock proof of her life when she learned just over a decade ago that she was part Russian. Not a demure all-English rose after all then. It changed her life. Triggered those Russian genes into action. Inspired by her grandmother’s dramatic St Petersburg life-story at the time of the Soviet Revolution, Kate wrote her first historical novel, The Russian Concubine, which hit the New York Times Bestseller list and was sold in 25 countries.

It hooked Kate into the thrill of setting powerful emotional stories in dramatic far-off locations. She took to travelling with a vengeance – Russia, China, Malaya, Egypt, Bahamas, Italy, France. All became backdrops for her sweeping tales set in the first half of the 20th century when the world was in turmoil.

Research trips were riddled with wonderful adventures and weird discoveries that enrich her books. She delves into dark themes as well as intense love stories, and strips her characters to the bare bones in times of crisis to see what they are made of. Her books are full of tension, twists and thrills, atmosphere and romance.

Kate was raised in Wales, went to London Uni and worked in advertising in London. She now lives in blissful Devon with her husband, snuggled up close to Agatha Christie’s house for inspiration. She has two sons and a manky cat.

Kate has written ten historical novels, two of which have been shortlisted for the RNA Historical Novel of the Year Award.

Visit Kate Furnivall's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780425221648
ISBN-10: 0425221644
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 12+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 470
Published: June 2008
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 14.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.43