The House by the Dvina: A Russian Childhood
Publish date: 1997-05-01
Publisher: Transworld Publishers
Pages no: 335
Edition language: English
This was a bit like listening to your old granny reminiscing about the old days. Actually, it was like listening for over 14 hours to someone else’s granny reminisce, because I couldn’t connect to it in any personal way, as I would with my own family history. It was vaguely interesting as a peek int...
bookshelves: one-penny-wonder, published-1984, autobiography-memoir, autumn-2010, slavic, history, under-500-ratings, britain-scotland, paper-read, nonfiction Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Brazilliant Laura Read from September 08 to 22, 2010 I remember the station. Nikolayevsky Vokzal, it was calle...
I remember the station. Nikolayevsky Vokzal, it was called in those days.This is rich pickings indeed; thoroughly compelling and beautifully written, with memories through a young girl's eyes and laced with stories told by older generations.
Page 225: I really do love the book. Is it b/c I appreciate what Oscar has destroyed? I do not think so! I promise - this is my last quote:"We spent several days in the convent..... In the refectory sttod long tables with stools placed around them. In the centre of the room, standing at a praying de...
The house by the Dvina is a beautifully written memoir about two families separated in culture but bond together by a Russian-Scottish marriage.Eugenie Fraser was brought up in Russia and this story recounts her early childhood in Russia. The story begins with the meeting of her parents in Scotland...
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