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Description - The President's Holiday by Penny Gold

Part political thriller and part personal drama, The President's Holiday is a gripping and deeply moving play about Gorbachev's final hours as President of the USSR.One late summer afternoon, a successful middle-aged man sits peacefully with his wife on the veranda of their summer house. Half an hour later, the building is swarming with secret police and heavily armed officers, and he and his family are in fear of their lives.The man is Mikhail Gorbachev, the President of the USSR, and the date is 18 August 1991.Penny Gold draws on the diaries of Raisa Gorbachev to tell the story of a family under siege and an idealist who unwittingly destroys everything for which he has fought.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781854595751
ISBN-10: 185459575X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 8mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Penny Gold

Penny Gold worked as assistant to John Barton at the RSC before becoming a TV editor and producer at the BBC. Her other plays include I Was Shakespeare's Double for the RSC and When We Are Rich, about Britain and Islam.