The Lost One

The Lost One : A Russian Legacy

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"She is an orphan, independent, unattached and free of any personal ties. So why is Purdie Davis, an unexceptional nurse from New Zealand, receiving unsolicited gifts? Nothing ordinary but unusual, valuable antiques that must have a story behind them. Purdie doesn't know their source, and has no idea of their significance. Is she wrong to find this attention menacing? A romantic saga spanning three generations, The Lost One begins as Kyril Komarov flees Moscow, escaping the Russian Revolution. The story crosses the globe as Purdie learns about her family and of the treasure entrusted to their protection at the dawn of the twentieth century, a treasure that now could put Purdie's own life in danger. Balanced between the past and the present, with history, intrigue and fabulous Russian treasure, The Lost One unfolds one family's legacy. "
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.57mm | 607.81g
  • Createspace
  • New Zealand
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1508760306
  • 9781508760306
  • 2,488,735

About Penelope Haines

Penelope came to NZ as an eleven year old after a childhood spent in India and Pakistan. She was an only child, and reading was her hobby. She read everything that came her way, a habit which has continued lifelong. On leaving school she trained as a nurse, without fully considering that a brisk default attitude of "pull yourself together and stop whining" might not be an ideal pre-requisite for the industry. Conceding at last that nurturing might not be her dominant characteristic, she changed career path and after graduating with a BA (Hons) in English Literature, moved into management consultancy which better suited her personality type. After some years of family life she worked as a commercial pilot and flight instructor, spending her days ferrying clients into strips in the Marlborough Sounds and discouraging students from killing her as she taught them to fly. Currently she operates a company providing rehabilitative care for accident victims. Her debut novel 'The Lost One' was released by Kindle Direct Publishing in February 2015. Her second novel, Helen had a Sister, is a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra from Homer's Illiad. It is due out in December 2015. Penelope lives with her husband, dog, cat and horse in Otaki, New Zealand. Contact her at: Email: Facebook: Twitter: @PenelopeHaines
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