The Rose Of Sebastopol (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
416
Utgivningsdatum
2007-12-01
Utmärkelser
Short-listed for Galaxy Book Awards 2008 (UK)
Förlag
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Medarbetare
Perkins, Sarah (design)
Dimensioner
196 x 129 x 28 mm
Vikt
260 g
ISBN
9780753823743
The Rose Of Sebastopol (häftad)

The Rose Of Sebastopol

A Richard and Judy Book Club Choice

Häftad Engelska, 2007-12-01
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The Ukraine, Russia and the Crimea are taking centre stage in the world today but this spellbinding story of courage and love takes us back to the original Crimean war. Russia, 1854: the Crimean War grinds on, and as the bitter winter draws near, the battlefield hospitals fill with dying men. In defiance of Florence Nightingale, Rosa Barr - young, headstrong and beautiful - travels to Balaklava, determined to save as many of the wounded as she can. For Mariella Lingwood, Rosa's cousin, the war is contained within the pages of her scrapbook, in her London sewing circle, and in the letters she receives from Henry, her fiance, a celebrated surgeon who has also volunteered to work within the shadow of the guns. When Henry falls ill and is sent to recuperate in Italy, Mariella impulsively decides she must go to him. But upon their arrival at his lodgings, she and her maid make a heartbreaking discovery: Rosa has disappeared. Following the trail of her elusive and captivating cousin, Mariella's epic journey takes her from the domestic restraint of Victorian London to the ravaged landscape of the Crimea and the tragic city of Sebastopol. As she ventures deeper into the dark heart of the conflict, Mariella's ordered world begins to crumble and she finds she has much to learn about secrecy, faithfulness and love.
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In her novel writen with great attention to detail and obvious affection for her characters and the time period, Katharine McMahon has penned a deeply affecting piece of historical fiction. * HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW * absorbing * MY WEEKLY * a heart-stopping tale of love and war during Queen Victoria's reign * WOMAN & HOME * McMahon combines a thriller writer's grip, pace and punch with the true novelist's depth and warmth of feeling * GUARDIAN * Katharine McMahon is a great storyteller -- Niamh Cusack McMahon is a talented writer whose twists will keep you turning pages * THE LADY * In her novel written with great attention to detail and obvious affection for her characters and the time period, Katharine McMahon has penned a deeply affecting piece of historical fiction. * HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW * Absorbing * MY WEEKLY * A heart-stopping tale of love and war during Queen Victoria's reign * WOMAN & HOME *

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Katharine McMahon is the author of ten novels, including The Alchemist's Daughter and The Crimson Rooms, that focus on astonishing women and their ability to find a voice and make a mark, even at times and in societies when they are risking everything. The Rose of Sebastopol was a Richard & Judy pick and a Sunday Times bestseller. http://www.katharinemcmahon.com