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Midnight in St Petersburg by Vanora Bennett
  

Midnight in St Petersburg

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This is a sweeping, gorgeous story filled with passion and the danger of revolution. Inna has suffered terribly, but in the security of a new family in St Petersburg she is finally happy, till the Russian Revolution and an uncertain love triangle threaten to tear her world apart again. Bennett clearly knows Russia well and even injects a very personal aspect to the story (Horace, the English gentleman who loves Inna, is based on her own great-uncle) and it’s filled with thrilling details and real life characters. Gripping historical fiction at its finest.

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Synopsis

Midnight in St Petersburg by Vanora Bennett

Set in St Petersburg during the Russian Revolution, a sweeping novel of love and loss as one woman fights for her own personal survival - and for the man she loves. By the acclaimed author of Blood Royal and Queen of Silks. St Petersburg, 1911: Inna Feldman has fled the pogroms of her native Kiev to take refuge with distant relatives in Russia's capital city. Welcomed into the flamboyant Leman family, she is apprenticed into their violin-making workshop, and feels instantly at home in their bohemian circle of friends. But revolution is in the air and, as society begins to fracture, she is forced to choose between following her heart or her head. Her brooding cousin, Yasha is wild, destructive and bent on rebellion. While Horace, the Englishman who works for Faberge, promises security and respectability. As the city descends into anarchy and blood-letting, Inna is offered a chance to escape. But which man will she choose to take with her? And is she already too late?


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'a rich gorgeous broth of passion and danger ... I was swept away by the meticulous set-dressing, epic plot and unashamed romanticism' Saga Magazine

'a tale of thundering passions set in the Russian Revolution ... Historical fiction at its best.' -- Kate Saunders The Times

About the Author

Vanora Bennett was born and brought up in London. She is a writer and a freelance journalist. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.

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Book Info

Publication date

24th April 2014

Author

Vanora Bennett

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Sagas and Romance
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099571544

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