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The winter palace : a novel of Catherine the Great

Author: Eva Stachniak
Publisher: London : Doubleday, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a novel of Catherine the Great. When Vavara, a young orphaned Polish girl, is brought to serve at Empress Elizabeth's glittering, dangerous court in St Petersburg, she is schooled by the Chancellor himself in skills from lock-picking to love-making, learning above all else to stay silent - and listen. Soon, she is Elizabeth's 'tongue' - her secret eyes and ears.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Named Person: Catherine, Empress of Russia; Catherine, Empress of Russia
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eva Stachniak
ISBN: 9780857520531 0857520539 9781446487242 1446487245 9780857520548 0857520547
OCLC Number: 755072125
Description: 444 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Eva Stachniak.

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"Riveting... Stachniak has uncovered a treasure trove of rich material... The real core of Stachniak's tale is that [Catherine and Elizabeth] are women... Casts light over recent Russian history too, Read more...

 
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