Days in the Caucasus

$23.00
Author Banine
ISBN 9781782274896
Publisher Pushkin Press
Size 133 x 197 x 20mm
Weight (g) 300g

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A scintillatingly witty memoir telling the story of a young woman’s determined struggle for freedom

We all know families that are poor but ‘respectable’. Mine, in contrast, was extremely rich but not ‘respectable’ at all…

This is the extraordinary memoir of an ‘odd, rich, exotic’ childhood – of growing up in Azerbaijan in the turbulent early twentieth century, caught between East and West, tradition and ... Read More
A scintillatingly witty memoir telling the story of a young woman’s determined struggle for freedom

We all know families that are poor but ‘respectable’. Mine, in contrast, was extremely rich but not ‘respectable’ at all…

This is the extraordinary memoir of an ‘odd, rich, exotic’ childhood – of growing up in Azerbaijan in the turbulent early twentieth century, caught between East and West, tradition and modernity.

Banine remembers her luxurious home, with endless feasts of sweets and fruit; her beloved, flaxen-haired German governess; her imperious, swearing, strict Muslim grandmother; her bickering, poker-playing, chain-smoking relatives. She recalls how the Bolsheviks came, and they lost everything. How, amid revolution and bloodshed, she fell passionately in love, only to be forced into marriage with a man she loathed- until the chance of escape arrived.

By turns gossipy and romantic, wry and moving, Days in the Caucasus is a coming-of-age story and a portrait of a vanished world, and of how the past haunts us. Show Less
Author Banine
Isbn 9781782274896
Publisher Pushkin Press
Size 133 x 197 x 20mm
Weight (g) 300g

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