The Resource Six days in Leningrad, Paullina Simons

Six days in Leningrad, Paullina Simons

Label
Six days in Leningrad
Title
Six days in Leningrad
Statement of responsibility
Paullina Simons
Title variation
  • Six days in Leningrad
  • 6 days in Leningrad
Title variation remainder
a memoir
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
  • 813.54
  • 914.72104
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Six days in Leningrad, Paullina Simons
Label
Six days in Leningrad, Paullina Simons
Publication
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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-metre 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
Control code
16174790
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24 cm
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Extent
416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780732298807
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780732298807
  • (OCoLC)921302955
  • (AuCNLKIN)000055407804

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