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    DescriptionSet at the time of the Russian Revolution, the end of a centuries old dynasty, the rise of the Bolsheviks sent shockwaves around the world. This is the story of one man who was there. It's real history - about the riches and excesses, the glory of the Russian nobility, Nicholas and Alexandra, their haemophiliac son, Alexei, notorious Rasputin, Lenin and Trotsky who ruled from palaces where the Czars had once danced till dawn. The man was real too, his name was Arthur Ransome. He was a writer, accused of being a spy, perhaps even a double agent, and he left his wife and beloved daughter and fell in love with Russia and a Russian woman, Evgenia. Fictionalising history and blending it with real life, part i is told as a fairy tale. Wise and foolish kings, princesses, enchantresses (characters more suited to fairy tale than reality), wishes and magic, Russia with its vast cold plains and mighty cities, its riches and poverty, all play a part in the downfall of the Czars and rise of the new order. Part ii is about betrayal - Ransome the spy, bleak and threatening. Part iii is a love story, a fairy tale, ending - of Ransome's love for his daughter, Tabitha, and for Evgenia.


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    Title
    Blood Red, Snow White
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marcus Sedgwick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781842556375
    ISBN 10: 1842556371
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AN
    BIC E4L: F11+
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E3N79
    DC22: 823.92
    BISAC V2.8: JUV000000
    BIC subject category V2: 5AN
    Thema V1.0: YFB
    Illustrations note
    col. map
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    29 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Marcus Sedgwick used to work in children's publishing and before that he was a bookseller. He now happily writes full-time. His books have been shortlisted for many awards, including The GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION AWARD, the BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD, the CARNEGIE MEDAL and the EDGAR ALLAN POE AWARD. Marcus lives in Cambridge and has a teenage daughter, Alice. Find his website at www.marcussedgwick.com and follow him on Twitter @marcussedgwick