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House of Orphans

(2006)
A novel by

 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Set in Finland in the year 1901: Eeva, the young orphaned daughter of a revolutionary, is sent from the orphanage to work as housekeeper for Thomas, a widowed country doctor. Her challenging, independent, enigmatic presence disturbs Thomas as much as it fascinates him. Their relationship will shatter all the certainties of his life. Meanwhile, Eeva is drawn back to Helsinki, to the comrades of her childhood, and in particular to Lauri, the son of her father's friend. It is a world full of danger. For this is Finland in political ferment - the power of the Russian Empire over its subject peoples is growing more oppressive, but resistance to the Tsar's rule is growing too, both in Finland and in Russia. Some call such resistance terrorism; others call it a fight for freedom. Just as Helen Dunmore's "The Siege" is a novel about how huge public events bear down on private lives, so "House of Orphans", while a spellbinding story of love and loneliness is also about the tension between reform and revolution, and a country emerging into Independence.

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Hardback Editions

February 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: House of Orphans
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 0-670-91451-7 / 978-0-670-91451-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fig Tree
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January 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: House of Orphans (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 1-4056-1416-1 / 978-1-4056-1416-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGO Limited
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Paperback Editions

January 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: House of Orphans
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 0-14-101502-0 / 978-0-14-101502-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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February 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: House of Orphans
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 0-14-102998-6 / 978-0-14-102998-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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February 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: House of Orphans
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 0-670-91452-5 / 978-0-670-91452-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Audio Editions

November 2011 : UK MP3 CD

Title: House Of Orphans
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 1-4450-1687-7 / 978-1-4450-1687-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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August 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: House of Orphans
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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August 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: House of Orphans
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2006 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: House of Orphans
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 0-7531-3550-7 / 978-0-7531-3550-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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June 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: House of Orphans
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 0-7531-2555-2 / 978-0-7531-2555-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

February 2007 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: House of Orphans
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
Publisher: Penguin
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