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 #
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.
Title: Blood Red, Snow White
Publisher: Orion Children's Books (2007)
Publication Date: 2007
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Orion Childrens, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. EXCELLENT value for money and ready for dispatch. Delivery normally within 3/4 days. Our reputation is built on our Speedy Delivery Service and our Customer Service Team. Bookseller Inventory # mon0003601667
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Book Description Orion, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. An EX LIBRARY copy in VERY GOOD overall condition. May have some library stamps, marks etc. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000969394
Book Description Orion Children's Books 06/08/2007, 2007. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9781842551844
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Book Description Orion Children's Books, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. The pages have been left untrimmed at press. Good condition book. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0005402004
Book Description Orion Children's Books 06/08/2007, 2007. Book Condition: Good. This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9781842551844
Book Description Orion Childrens, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000179867
Book Description Orion Childrens, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Box damaged but books are in good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 1992950
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