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    DescriptionA young Englishman visits Cold War Leipzig with a group of students and falls for an East German girl who is only just beginning to wake up to the way her society is governed. Her situation touches him, but he is too frightened to help. He spends decades convincing himself that he is not in love until one day, with Germany now reunited, he decides to go back and look for her. But who was she, how will his actions have affected her, and how will her find her? All he knows of her identity is the nickname he gave her - Snowleg. Snowleg is a powerful love story that explores the close, fraught relationship between England and Germany, between a man who grows up believing himself to be a chivalrous English public schoolboy and a woman who tries to live loyally under a repressive regime.


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    Title
    Snowleg
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicholas Shakespeare
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099466093
    ISBN 10: 0099466090
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC037000
    Libri: WIEE2060
    Thema V1.0: JP, FBA
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    31 January 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Nicholas Shakespeare was born in 1957. The son of a diplomat, much of his youth was spent in the Far East and South America. His novels have been translated into twenty languages. They include The Vision of Elena Silves, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, Snowleg and The Dancer Upstairs, which was chosen by the American Libraries Association in 1997 as the year's best novel, and in 2001 was made into a film of the same name by John Malkovich. His most recent novel is Secrets of the Sea. He is married with two small boys and currently lives in Oxford.
    Review quote
    "This novel is one of the finest attempts in English to convey something of two very strange places which no longer appear on the map of Europe... Shakespeare has told a very skilful story" Evening Standard "Offers more than high romance: it is a portrait, and a good one, of the East Germany of the Stasi, with its bleakly beautiful landscapes, its casual betrayals, and its subtle capacity to dehumanise" Daily Telegraph "His finest book yet. Beautifully written, rich in character, it displays all the courage for which its hero so desperately wants to be recognised" Economist "A heart-warming tale of rich, enabling coincidence and conquering love; love without frontiers" Guardian "Elegant metaphors, striking insights, eidetic settings and sensitive renditions of character - Shakespeare's writing is of a high order. Impressive" Time Out