The Birds Fall Down

The Birds Fall Down

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One afternoon, in an early summer of this century, eighteen-year-old Laura Rowan sits on the garden steps of her house embroidering a handkerchief. She overhears a conversation between her father, an English Member of Parliament, and her mother, Tania, the daughter of an exiled Russian royalist. Tania's decision to take Laura to Paris to visit her grandfather, Count Nikilai Diakonov, means that Laura will unwittingly become a witness to the momentous events leading up to the Russian Revolution...Through a vivid canvas layered with intrigue, conspiracy and murder, Rebecca West has created a story that is at once a family saga, a political thriller, a philosophical drama and an historical novel.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 126 x 197 x 30mm | 356g
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0860686620
  • 9780860686620
  • 1,237,192

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Top-drawer spies...A gripping study of betrayal and double-agents set among aristocratic Tsarist exiles. * Sun *
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About Rebecca West

Rebecca West was born in London in 1892. She was educated in Edinburgh and began to appear in print as a journalist in London as early as 1911. She was created a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1959 and died in March 1983.
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293 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
5 22% (64)
4 37% (109)
3 30% (87)
2 8% (22)
1 4% (11)
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