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Zinovieff, Sofka

Overview
Works: 17 works in 94 publications in 6 languages and 2,376 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Psychological fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Fiction  Novels  Juvenile works  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DK254.D6125, 823.92
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Most widely held works about Sofka Zinovieff
 
Most widely held works by Sofka Zinovieff
Red princess : a revolutionary life by Sofka Zinovieff( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in 1907 in St. Petersburg, Princess Sophy "Sofka" Dolgorouky was born into a world of privilege and nobility - ten short years later, Sofka's world would crumble when the Tsar and his family were overthrown, exiled, and executed. Burning with shame, Sofka and her family fled to England and then to Paris, where Sofka quickly embraced the bohemian culture of the 1920s and 1930s. During the Nazi occupation, Sofka would leave her first husband only to lose her second. Interned in a Nazi prison camp, she worked with the French Resistance and discovered communism, whose cause she would ironically continue to uphold for the rest of her life. But what was even more outrageous in its day than her conversion from princess to communist was Sofka's private life. She not only believed in sexual freedom, but often placed love, literature, and adventure before even her own children. Sofka was much more than a princess in exile - she was someone whose existence was constantly dislocated by revolution, yet nonetheless believed in revolution as a way of making the world a better place"--Jacket
The mad boy, Lord Berners, my grandmother and me : an aristocratic family, a high-society scandal and an extraordinary legacy by Sofka Zinovieff( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A narrative account of the author's bohemian aristocrat grandparents' unconventional relationship with her grandfather's gay lover examines the period taboos, family secrets and cultural dynamics that shaped their shared lives, "--Novelist
Putney : a novel by Sofka Zinovieff( Book )

11 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inappropriate bond between the preadolescent daughter of a famous novelist and a rising 1970s London composer twenty years her senior intensifies into a predatory affair, in a tale told from three perspectives
The House on Paradise Street by Sofka Zinovieff( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2008 Antigone Perifanis returns to her old family home in Athens after 60 years in exile. She has come to attend the funeral of her only son, Nikitas, who was born in prison, and whom she has not seen since she left him as a baby. At the same time, Nikitas's English widow Maud ' disturbed by her husband's strange behaviour in the days before his death ' starts to investigate his complicated past. She soon finds herself reigniting a bitter family feud, and discovers a heartbreaking story of a young mother caught up in the political tides of the Greek Civil War, forced to make a terrible decision that will blight not only her life but that of future generations
The history of emigration from Greece by Sofka Zinovieff( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a look at the people of Greece and their emigration over time
Putney by Sofka Zinovieff( Recording )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spirit of Zoe Heller's Notes on a Scandal and Tom Perrotta's Mrs. Fletcher, an explosive and thought-provoking novel about the far-reaching repercussions of an illicit relationship between a young girl and a man twenty years her senior.A rising star in the London arts scene of the early 1970s, gifted composer Ralph Boyd is approached by renowned novelist Edmund Greenslay to score a stage adaptation of his most famous work. Welcomed into Greenslay's sprawling bohemian house in Putney, an artistic and prosperous district in southwest London, the musical wunderkind is introduced to Edmund's beautiful activist wife Ellie, his aloof son Theo, and his nine-year old daughter Daphne, who quickly becomes Ralph's muse.Ralph showers Daphne with tokens of his affection--clandestine gifts and secret notes. In a home that is exciting but often lonely, Daphne finds Ralph to be a dazzling companion. Their bond remains strong even after Ralph becomes a husband and father, and though Ralph worships Daphne, he does not touch her. But in the summer of 1976, when Ralph accompanies thirteen-year-old Daphne alone to meet her parents in Greece, their relationship intensifies irrevocably. One person knows of their passionate trysts: Daphne's best friend Jane, whose awe of the intoxicating Greenslay family ensures her silence.Forty years later Daphne is back in London. After years lost to decadence and drug abuse, she is struggling to create a normal, stable life for herself and her adolescent daughter. When circumstances bring her back in touch with her long-lost friend, Jane, their reunion inevitably turns to Ralph, now a world-famous musician also living in the city. Daphne's recollections of her childhood and her growing anxiety over her own young daughter eventually lead to an explosive realization that propels her to confront Ralph and their years spent together. Masterfully told from three diverse viewpoints--victim, perpetrator, and witness--Putney is a subtle and enormously powerful novel about consent, agency, and what we tell ourselves to justify what we do, and what others do to us
Die rote Prinzessin : ein revolutionäres Leben by Sofka Zinovieff( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dieses Buch erzählt die Lebensgeschichte der Prinzessin Sofka Dolgorukij (1907-1994), einer ungewöhnlich schönen, klugen und eigensinnigen Frau. Ihr Lebensweg führte aus den Palästen von St. Petersburg quer durch das brennende Europa, durch persönliche Schicksalsschläge und Katastrophen, zuletzt in ein schlichtes Cottage in Cornwall. Sofkas Familie, die eng mit der des Zaren verbunden war, war vor den Schrecken der Oktoberrevolution in Russland ins Exil geflüchtet; trotzdem begeisterte sich die Prinzessin für die Ideen des Kommunismus. Neben mehreren Ehemännern und einer endlosen Zahl von Liebhabern spielten in ihrem Leben die Literatur - sie war unter anderem persönliche Assistentin von Sir Laurence Olivier - und ihr Kampf für Gerechtigkeit die Hauptrolle. Einfühlsam erzählt Sofka Zinovieff, ihre Enkelin, das Leben einer bewundernswert unabhängigen Frau, die nahezu das gesamte 20. Jahrhundert miterlebt hat. Eine Biographie, die sich liest wie ein historischer Roman
Mad Boy, Lord Berners, meine Großmutter und ich by Sofka Zinovieff( )

5 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eurydice Street : a place in Athens by Sofka Zinovieff( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Dutch and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van het eerste jaar dat de Engelse-Russische schrijfster en haar gezin in Athene woonden, waarin tevens een beeld wordt geschetst van het hedendaagse Griekenland
Dealing in identities : insiders and outsiders in a Greek town by Sofka Zinovieff( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La princesa roja by Sofka Zinovieff( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tajemnice carskiego dworu : zapiski Czerwonej Księżniczki by Sofka Zinovieff( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He kokkine prigkipissa : mia epayasttike zoe by Sofka Zinovieff( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Translation of: Red Princess - a revolutionary life
ATHEN, PARADIESSTRAE;ROMAN by Sofka Zinovieff( Book )

in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Czerwona Księżniczka by Sofka Zinovieff( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Greece by Sofka Zinovieff( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Takes a look at the people of Greece and their emigration over time
 
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Alternative Names
Sofka Zinovieff britische Autorin

Sofka Zinovieff Brits journaliste

Sofka Zinovieff journaliste britannique

Sofka Zinovieff periodista británica

Σόφκα Ζινόβιεφ

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