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The Resource Six days in Leningrad, Paullina Simons

Six days in Leningrad, Paullina Simons

Label
Six days in Leningrad
Title
Six days in Leningrad
Statement of responsibility
Paullina Simons
Title variation
Six days in Leningrad
Title variation remainder
a memoir
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The never-before-told story of the journey behind THE BRONZE HORSEMAN, now in print for the first time. From the author of the celebrated, internationally bestselling BRONZE HORSEMAN saga comes a glimpse into the private life of its much loved creator, and the real story behind the epic novels. Paullina Simons gives us a work of non-fiction as captivating and heart-wrenching as the lives of Tatiana and Alexander. Only a few chapters into writing her first story set in Russia, her mother country, Paullina Simons travelled to Leningrad (now St Petersburg) with her beloved Papa. What began as a research trip turned into six days that forever changed her life, the course of her family, and the novel that became THE BRONZE HORSEMAN. After a quarter-century away from her native land, Paullina and her father found a world trapped in yesteryear, with crumbling stucco buildings, entire families living in seven-square-metre communal apartments, and barren fields bombed so badly that nothing would grow there even fifty years later. And yet there were the spectacular white nights, the warm hospitality of family friends and, of course, the pelmeni and caviar. At times poignant, at times inspiring and funny, this is both a fascinating glimpse into the inspiration behind the epic saga, and a touching story of a family's history, a father and a daughter, and the fate of a nation
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simons, Paullina
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Simons, Paullina
  • Simons, Paullina
  • Saint Petersburg (Russia)
  • Saint Petersburg (Russia)
  • Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Label
Six days in Leningrad, Paullina Simons
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Paperback
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055407804
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780732298807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)921302955
Label
Six days in Leningrad, Paullina Simons
Publication
Copyright
Note
Paperback
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055407804
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780732298807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)921302955

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