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Six Days in Leningrad

(2013)
A non fiction book by

 
 
The never-before-told story of the journey behind THE BRONZE HORSEMAN 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-meter 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.



Used availability for Paullina Simons's Six Days in Leningrad

Paperback Editions

November 2015 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Six Days in Leningrad : The best romance you will read this year
Author(s): Paullina Simons
ISBN: 0-7322-9880-6 / 978-0-7322-9880-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins - AU
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Audio Editions

February 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Six Days in Leningrad
Author(s): Paullina Simons
ISBN: 1-4607-9573-3 / 978-1-4607-9573-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/HarperCollins audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Six Days in Leningrad
Author(s): Paullina Simons
ISBN: 1-4607-9574-1 / 978-1-4607-9574-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/HarperCollins audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Six Days in Leningrad: The best romance you will read this year
Author(s): Paullina Simons
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


February 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Six Days in Leningrad: The best romance you will read this year
Author(s): Paullina Simons
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

August 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Six Days in Leningrad
Author(s): Paullina Simons
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU