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The Beginning of Spring - Penelope Fitzgerald
The Beginning of Spring
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Frank Reid is a struggling printer in Moscow. On the eve of the Revolution, his wife returns to her native England, leaving him to raise their three young children alone. How does a reasonable man like Frank cope? Should he listen to the Tolstoyan advice of his bookkeeper? And should he, in his... show more
Frank Reid is a struggling printer in Moscow. On the eve of the Revolution, his wife returns to her native England, leaving him to raise their three young children alone. How does a reasonable man like Frank cope? Should he listen to the Tolstoyan advice of his bookkeeper? And should he, in his wife's absence, resist his desire for his lovely Russian housemaid? How can anyone know how to live the right life?
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780395908716 (039590871X)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald
bookshelves: published-1988, slavic, autumn-2010, period-piece, re-read, spring-2011, play-dramatisation, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, booker-longlist Read from February 26 to 27, 2011, read count: 2 ** spoiler alert ** Re-read details - Paper read this time, as I feel sure that there was m...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
Re-read details - Paper read this time, as I feel sure that there was much more of a story than I gleaned from the BBC radio dramatisation.In 1913 the journey from Moscow to Charing Cross, changing at Warsaw, cost fourteen pounds, six shillings and threepence and took two and a half days.-----------...
audreyhawkins
audreyhawkins rated it
This is not Penelope Fitzgerald's best, but it *is* still Penelope Fitzgerald. Plus I love the cover.
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