Blood Red, Snow White

Marcus Sedgwick

Published by Orion Children's Books (2007), 2007
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An inventive novel for young adults that combines Russian history and folktales. First Edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author with a line from the book, 'Rasputin was in the restaurant, having walked from one story to another.'. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Set at the time of the Russian Revolution, the end of a centuries old dynasty, the rise of the Bolsheviks sent shockwaves around the world. This is the story of one man who was there. It's real history - about the riches and excesses, the glory of the Russian nobility, Nicholas and Alexandra, their haemophiliac son, Alexei, notorious Rasputin, Lenin and Trotsky who ruled from palaces where the Czars had once danced till dawn. The man was real too, his name was Arthur Ransome. He was a writer, accused of being a spy, perhaps even a double agent, and he left his wife and beloved daughter and fell in love with Russia and a Russian woman, Evgenia. Fictionalising history and blending it with real life, part i is told as a fairy tale. Wise and foolish kings, princesses, enchantresses (characters more suited to fairy tale than reality), wishes and magic, Russia with its vast cold plains and mighty cities, its riches and poverty, all play a part in the downfall of the Czars and rise of the new order. Part ii is about betrayal - Ransome the spy, bleak and threatening. Part iii is a love story, a fairy tale, ending - of Ransome's love for his daughter, Tabitha, and for Evgenia.

About the Author: Marcus Sedgwick works in children's publishing and before that he was a bookseller. He lives in Sussex and has a young daughter, Alice.

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Title: Blood Red, Snow White
Publisher: Orion Children's Books (2007)
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.

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