Under A Blood Red Sky: 'Escapism at its best' Glamour (Paperback)Kate Furnivall (author)
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Davinsky Labour Camp, Siberia, 1933
Sofia Morozova knows she has to escape. Only two things have sustained her through the bitter cold, aching hunger and hard labour: the prospect of one day walking free; and the stories told by her friend Anna, beguiling tales of a charmed upbringing in Petrograd - and of Anna's fervent love for a passionate revolutionary, Vasily.
So when Anna falls gravely ill, Sofia makes a promise to escape the camp and find Vasily: to chase the memory that has for so long spun hope in both their hearts. But Sofia knows that times have changed. Russia, gripped by the iron fist of Communism, is no longer the country of her friend's childhood. Her perilous search takes her from industrial factories to remote villages, where she discovers a web of secrecy and lies, but also bonds of courage and loyalty - and an overwhelming love that threatens her promise to Anna.
Further praise for Kate Furnivall:
'Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric' Kate Mosse
'Superb storytelling' Dinah Jefferies
'A thrilling plot ... Fast-paced with a sinister edge' Times
'A thrilling, compelling read. Wonderful!' Lesley Pearse
'Gripping . . . poignant, beautifully written ...will capture the reader to the last' Sun
'Truly captivating' Elle
'Perfect escapist reading' Marie Claire
'An achingly beautiful epic' New Woman
'A rollicking good read' Daily Telegraph
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 356 g
Dimensions: 198 x 135 x 36 mm
This gripping novel is poignant, beautifully written and will capture the reader to the last' Sun * `A great wintry epic; rug and hot chocolate optional' *
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I read this book years ago (made the mistake of lending it to a friend and it never returned) but it still sticks in my mind. Although I read this in my mid-teenage years, I can strongly recommend this as a must-read.... More
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