The House of Special Purpose

The House of Special Purpose

eBook (07 May 2009) | English

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Synopsis

Russia, 1915: Sixteen year old farmer's son Georgy Jachmenev steps in front of an assassin's bullet intended for a senior member of the Russian Imperial Family and is instantly proclaimed a hero. Rewarded with the position of bodyguard to Alexei Romanov, the only son of Tsar Nicholas II, the course of his life is changed for ever.

Privy to the secrets of Nicholas and Alexandra, the machinations of Rasputin and the events which will lead to the final collapse of the autocracy, Georgy is both a witness and participant in a drama that will echo down the century.

Sixty-five years later, visiting his wife Zoya as she lies in a London hospital, memories of the life they have lived together flood his mind. And with them, the consequences of the brutal fate of the Romanovs which has hung like a shroud over every aspect of their marriage...

Book information

ISBN: 9781409081982
Publisher: Transworld
Imprint: Transworld Digital
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 428
Weight: -1g