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White Blood

(2006)
(The first book in the Charlie Doig series)
A novel by

 
 
The son of an English father and Russian mother, Charlie Doig is a big man - big in stature and big in spirit. A naturalist, he roughs it around the world collecting birds and insects for museums. In 1914 he's on a mission for the Academy of Scientists in Russian Turkestan when war breaks out. His pay is stopped and his companion goes off to enlist. Doig, however, has no intention of volunteering to be killed. He returns to the Pink House, his family's home near Smolensk, and to the woman he loves, his cousin Elizaveta. At first the Pink House remains almost untouched by outside events, and the familiar ways continue as before. But imperial Russia is doomed and with it all the old certainties. When Elizaveta's fiance is assassinated, Charlie fulfils his greatest wish and himself takes her as his bride. The very next morning he finds two men, soldiers by the look of them, approaching the house through the falling snow. Against all his instincts, he gives them shelter. What follows is almost unbearable in its tension. Trapped by the snow with Doig and his new wife are a motley collection of old aristocrats, their servants and hangers-on - and the two soldiers, one of whom, Prokhor Glebov, Doig is convinced is a Bolshevik out to destroy them all. Beautifully written, by turns savage and tender, this compelling novel confirms James Fleming as one of the very best novelists we have.

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Hardback Editions

January 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: White Blood
Author(s): James Fleming
ISBN: 0-7432-9938-8 / 978-0-7432-9938-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria
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April 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: White Blood
Author(s): James Fleming
ISBN: 0-224-07799-6 / 978-0-224-07799-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

September 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: White Blood: A Novel
Author(s): James Fleming
ISBN: 0-7432-9940-X / 978-0-7432-9940-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: White Blood
Author(s): James Fleming
ISBN: 0-09-949708-5 / 978-0-09-949708-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

April 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: White Blood
Author(s): James Fleming
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: White Blood
Author(s): James Fleming
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2007 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: White Blood (Library Edition)
Author(s): James Fleming
ISBN: 1-4332-0221-2 / 978-1-4332-0221-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
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April 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: White Blood (Library Edition)
Author(s): James Fleming
ISBN: 1-4332-0222-0 / 978-1-4332-0222-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
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April 2007 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: White Blood
Author(s): James Fleming
ISBN: 1-4332-0223-9 / 978-1-4332-0223-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: White Blood
Author(s): James Fleming
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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January 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: White Blood
Author(s): James Fleming
Publisher: Atria Books
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