Six days in Leningrad
by
 
Simons, Paullina, 1963-, author.

Title
Six days in Leningrad

Author
Simons, Paullina, 1963-, author.

ISBN
9780732298807

Personal Author
Simons, Paullina, 1963-, author.

Publication Information
Sydney, NSW HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2015.
 
©2015

Physical Description
416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, portraits, maps ; 24 cm.

General Note
Paperback.

Abstract
The never-before-told story of the journey behind THE BRONZE HORSEMAN, now in print for the first time. From the author of the celebrated, internationally bestselling BRONZE HORSEMAN saga comes a glimpse into the private life of its much loved creator, and the real story behind the epic novels. Paullina Simons gives us a work of non-fiction as captivating and heart-wrenching as the lives of Tatiana and Alexander. Only a few chapters into writing her first story set in Russia, her mother country, Paullina Simons travelled to Leningrad (now St Petersburg) with her beloved Papa. What began as a research trip turned into six days that forever changed her life, the course of her family, and the novel that became THE BRONZE HORSEMAN. After a quarter-century away from her native land, Paullina and her father found a world trapped in yesteryear, with crumbling stucco buildings, entire families living in seven-square-metre communal apartments, and barren fields bombed so badly that nothing would grow there even fifty years later. And yet there were the spectacular white nights, the warm hospitality of family friends and, of course, the pelmeni and caviar. At times poignant, at times inspiring and funny, this is both a fascinating glimpse into the inspiration behind the epic saga, and a touching story of a family's history, a father and a daughter, and the fate of a nation.

Personal Subject
Simons, Paullina, 1963-, author-Travel-Russia (Federation)-Saint Petersburg.

Genre
Biography.

Geographic Term
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- Social conditions.
 
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- Economic conditions.
 
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- Description and travel.

Format
Books


LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
EppingBook914.72 SIMOEppingAdult Biography