White Blood

White Blood

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Riding out World War I in his family home near Smolensk at the side of his beloved new wife, naturalist Charlie Doig finds himself trapped during a snowstorm by a motley group of aristocrats, servants, and soldiers, one of whom Charlie fears is a Bolshevik out to destroy them all. By the author of Thomas Gage. 50,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
The son of an English father and a 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 is on a mission for the Academy of Sciences 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. Trapped by the snow with Doig and Elizaveta are a motley collection of old aristocrats, their servants and hangers-on - and two soldiers who have sought refuge with them, one of whom, Doig fears, is a Bolshevik out to destroy them all.

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& Taylor

Riding out World War I in his family home near Smolensk, naturalist Charlie Doig finds himself trapped during a snowstorm by a motley group of aristocrats, servants, and soldiers, one of whom may be a Bolshevik out to destroy them all.

Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2007
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9780743299381
0743299388
Characteristics: 361 p. ; 24 cm

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