Tag Archives: Russia

The Jewel that Kinda Glitters

The Jewel of St. Petersburg by Kate Furnivall My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Jewel of St. Petersburg has got everything I look for in a good novel: historical events that matter , vivid people making hard choices, a … Continue reading

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Russian Would-you-look-at-the-detail! Elegance

Russian Elegance: Country & City Fashion From The 15th To The Early 20th Century by L V YEFIMOVA My rating: 4 of 5 stars For someone who finds matching her socks a sartorial challenge, I was knocked on my blue-denimed … Continue reading

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City of Thieves and the Unforgettable Kolya

City of Thieves by David Benioff My rating: 5 of 5 stars During the siege of Leningrad, two young men, sentenced to hang for spurious crimes, are given a reprieve. One is the narrator, Lev Beniov (possibly the author’s grandfather … Continue reading

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