Tag Archives: Stalin

Living in Fear

The Siege and The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore are historical fiction novels based in Leningrad during World War Two. The first novel introduces a family of three Anna Levin, her 5-year-old brother, and her father who is a writer. Andrei … Continue reading

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Turn coat

With the exception of what I thought was unnecessary explicit sex, A Single Spy by William Christie is a novel I enjoyed. It takes place during World War II. The main character, Alexsi, is an orphaned teenage boy who becomes … Continue reading

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Salt and Bread

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles is an amazing fictional story about a man in the Soviet Union in the years following the Russian revolution.  A former Count Alexander Rostov is an aristocrat who is in Paris at the … Continue reading

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Your Loving Mary

When I heard that Mary Soames had written a memoir about her early life, I couldn’t wait to read it.  A Daughter’s Tale, The Memoir of Winston Churchill’s Youngest Child is a fascinating book which invites the reader inside the personal … Continue reading

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