The Summer of the Barshinskeys

The Summer of the Barshinskeys

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'Although the story of the Barshinskeys, which became our story too, stretched over many summers and winters, that golden time of 1902 was when our strange involved relationship began, when our youthful longing for the exotic took a solid and restless hold upon us...' It is at this enchanted moment that "The Summer of the Barshinskeys" begins. A beautifully told, compelling story that moves from a small Kentish village to London, and from war-torn St Petersburg to a Quaker relief unit in the Volga provinces, it is an unforgettable story of two families.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 106 x 178 x 30mm | 252g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552168378
  • 9780552168373

About Diane Pearson

Diane Pearson was born in London but spent a large part of her childhood with her grandparents in a village on the Surrey/Kent borders. She is the bestselling author of several novels, including Csardas, The Summer of the Barshinskeys and Voices of Summer. Formerly an editor, in 1994 she won the British Book Award for Editor of the Year, she is now President of the Romantic Novelists' Association. She lives in London and is the widow of Richard Leech, the actor.show more

Review quote

"The Russian section is reminiscent of Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago, horrifying yet hauntingly beautiful" New York Tribune "An engrossing saga...she evokes rural England at the turn of the century with her sure and skilful touch" -- Barbara Taylor Bradfordshow more

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179 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 37% (66)
4 31% (55)
3 23% (42)
2 6% (10)
1 3% (6)
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