Red Princess: A Revolutionary Life (Paperback)
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Red Princess: A Revolutionary Life (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 04/02/2008
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Princess Sophy ('Sofka') Dolgorouky was born in St Petersburg in 1907. Members of the imperial family had attended her parents' wedding earlier that same year, and the child was born into a privileged world of nurses, private tutors and elegant tea parties. The Russian Revolution caused the princess to flee to England, but it was the Second World War that left the deepest marks on her adult life as she left her first husband and lost her second. Later, she was interned in a Nazi prison camp, where she discovered Communism and defended the rights of the Jewish prisoners. It was her Communism which took her back to the Soviet Union as an improbable tour guide for British workers. And Communism, albeit indirectly, brought her the last love of her life, Jack, a working-class Londoner who had never been abroad. Sofka's colourful life also included a close friendship with Laurence Olivier, innumerable lovers, some serious, some quickly discarded, and an abiding love of reading and especially poetry. This affectionate portrait of the 'red princess' by her granddaughter and namesake uses letters, diaries and interviews to recreate a vanished world and explore the author's own Russian roots.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781862079922
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"* 'A piercing portrait of an extraordinary woman who was both a Russian princess and a communist.' Daily Telegraph * '... a life of eccentricity and excess; of loss and exile; of courage, and of cruelty that reverberated down the generations. Red Princess is a small memorial to all the lives dislodged by the shifting sands of modern history.' Guardian"

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