The Russian Concubine

The Russian Concubine

Author: Kate Furnivall

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101205877

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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A sweeping novel set in war-torn 1928 China, with a star-crossed love story at its center. In a city full of thieves and Communists, danger and death, spirited young Lydia Ivanova has lived a hard life. Always looking over her shoulder, the sixteen-year-old must steal to feed herself and her mother, Valentina, who numbered among the Russian elite until Bolsheviks murdered most of them, including her husband. As exiles, Lydia and Valentina have learned to survive in a foreign land. Often, Lydia steals away to meet with the handsome young freedom fighter Chang An Lo. But they face danger: Chiang Kai Shek's troops are headed toward Junchow to kill Reds like Chang, who has in his possession the jewels of a tsarina, meant as a gift for the despot's wife. The young pair's all-consuming love can only bring shame and peril upon them, from both sides. Those in power will do anything to quell it. But Lydia and Chang are powerless to end it.
The Russian Concubine
Language: en
Pages: 528
Authors: Kate Furnivall
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-06-27 - Publisher: Penguin

A sweeping novel set in war-torn 1928 China, with a star-crossed love story at its center. In a city full of thieves and Communists, danger and death, spirited young Lydia Ivanova has lived a hard life. Always looking over her shoulder, the sixteen-year-old must steal to feed herself and her
The Russian Concubine
Language: en
Pages: 608
Authors: Kate Furnivall
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-03 - Publisher: Hachette UK

*** THE Sunday Times TOP TEN BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** 'Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric' Kate Mosse Discover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal, from the internationally bestselling author of The Betrayal. ***** Junchow, China, 1928. Lydia Ivanova was among the Russian elite until the
The Girl from Junchow
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: Kate Furnivall
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-06-02 - Publisher: Penguin

An epic journey of love and discovery from the national bestselling author of The Russian Concubine and The Red Scarf. China, 1929. For years Lydia Ivanova believed her father was killed by the Bolsheviks. But when she learns he is imprisoned in Stalin-controlled Russia, the fiery girl is willing to
The Concubine's Secret
Language: en
Pages: 515
Authors: Kate Furnivall
Categories: Love stories
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

For years Lydia Ivanova believed her father was killed by the Bolsheviks and when she learns he is captive in Stalin's Russia goes searching for him with her half-brother Alexei. When Alexei disappears, Lydia is stranded in Russia but he lover Chang An Lo races to protect her as she
The Jewel of St Petersburg
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Kate Furnivall
Categories: Aristocracy (Social class)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-11-01 - Publisher: Sphere

Russia, 1910. Young Valentina Ivanova charms St Petersburg's aristocracy with her classic Russian beauty and her talent as a pianist. But she scandalises society when she begins a romance with Jens Friis, a Danish engineer. He brings to her life a passion and an intimacy she has never known. Unbending