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The House of Special Purpose

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
Eighty-year-old Georgy Jachmenchev is haunted by his past - a past of death, suffering and scandal that will stay with him until the end of his days. Living in England, with his beloved wife Zoya, Georgy prepares to make one final journey, back to the Russia he once knew and loved, the Russia that both destroyed and defined him. As Georgy remembers days gone by, we are transported on an exciting and emotive journey to St Petersburg in the early twentieth century, to the Winter Palace of the Tsar and his family. It was a time of change, threat and bloody revolution. And, as Georgy overturns the most painful stone of all, we uncover a truly horrifying story, the story of 'the house of special purpose', a so-called safe house that was in fact a place of confinement, destruction and death. Spanning over eighty years and moving from Russia to Paris to London, "The House of Special Purpose" is a sweeping, epic read from a truly accomplished author.

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March 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The House of Special Purpose
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ISBN: 0-385-66867-8 / 978-0-385-66867-5 (USA edition)
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May 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The House of Special Purpose
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ISBN: 0-385-61606-6 / 978-0-385-61606-5 (USA edition)
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April 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The House of Special Purpose
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ISBN: 1-59051-598-6 / 978-1-59051-598-3 (USA edition)
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February 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The House of Special Purpose
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ISBN: 0-385-66869-4 / 978-0-385-66869-9 (USA edition)
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The House of Special Purpose
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ISBN: 0-552-77541-X / 978-0-552-77541-0 (UK edition)
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2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The House of Special Purpose (Large Print Edition)
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May 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The House of Special Purpose
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ISBN: 0-385-61607-4 / 978-0-385-61607-2 (USA edition)
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April 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The House of Special Purpose
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ISBN: 1-4708-4332-3 / 978-1-4708-4332-8 (USA edition)
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April 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The House of Special Purpose (Library Edition)
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 1-4708-4333-1 / 978-1-4708-4333-5 (USA edition)
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April 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The House of Special Purpose
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ISBN: 1-4708-4330-7 / 978-1-4708-4330-4 (USA edition)
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Title: The House of Special Purpose
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September 2009 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The House of Special Purpose
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 0-7531-4489-1 / 978-0-7531-4489-3 (UK edition)
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September 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The House of Special Purpose
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ISBN: 0-7531-4490-5 / 978-0-7531-4490-9 (UK edition)
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September 2009 : UK MP3 CD

Title: The House of Special Purpose
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 0-7531-4492-1 / 978-0-7531-4492-3 (UK edition)
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September 2009 : UK MP3 CD
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Title: The House of Special Purpose
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ISBN: 0-7531-4491-3 / 978-0-7531-4491-6 (UK edition)
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Title: The House of Special Purpose
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March 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The House of Special Purpose
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May 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The House of Special Purpose
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Publisher: Transworld Digital
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