The Russian Concubine
By (author) Kate Furnivall
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Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall
Book DescriptionJunchow, China, 1928. Lydia Ivanova has a fierce spirit. Nothing can dim it, not even the foul waters of the Peiho River. Into the river's grime bodies are tossed - those of thieves and Communists alike. So every time Lydia steals from someone to feed herself and her mother, she takes her life into her own hands. Lydia's mother, Valentina, numbered among the Russian elite until the Bolsheviks rounded them up. They took her husband but she managed to buy back her child and bring her to China. But survival is hard. Even though mother and daughter live in the Whites-only settlement, no walls can keep Lydia in. She escapes to meet Chang An Lo, who saves her life once and is bound to her for ever . But Chang has enemies who are hunting him down - Chiang Kai Shek's troops are headed towards Junchow to kill Reds like him. Their all-consuming love can only mean danger for them both, but they are powerless to end it ...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780751540420
(197mm x 126mm x 36mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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In a city full of thieves, Lydia Ivanova has lived a hard life. She must steal to feed herself and her mother who numbered among the Russian elite until Bolsheviks murdered most of them. Often, Lydia steals away to meet with the freedom fighter Chang An Lo. Chiang Kai Shek's troops are headed toward Junchow to kill Reds like Chang.
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Author Biography - Kate Furnivall
Kate Furnivall was born in Wales and studied English at London University. She worked in publishing and then moved to TV advertising, where she met her husband. In 2000, Kate decided to write her mother's extraordinary story of growing up in Russia, China and India, and this became The Russian Concubine, which was a New York Times bestseller. All her books since then have had an exotic setting and Kate has travelled widely for her research. She now has two sons and lives with her husband in a cottage by the sea in Devon. Visit Kate's website at www.katefurnivall.com
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