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The Jewel of St Petersburg
Kate Furnivall

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Nov 11, 2010
Imprint : Sphere
Page Extent : 464
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780751543308
Price : 699

About the book
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 in their opposition, her parents push her into a loveless engagement with a Russian count.

Valentina struggles for independence and to protect her young sister from the tumult sweeping the city, as Russia is bound for rebellion. The Tsar, the Duma and the Bolsheviks are at each other's throats and Valentina is forced to make a choice that changes her life for ever . . .
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Kate Furnivall
Kate Furnivall was born in Wales, has worked in publishing and TV advertising and now lives by the sea in Devon with her husband, with whom she has two sons. This is her sixth novel.
Books by Kate Furnivall
Shadows on the Nile (PB)
Shadows on the Nile (PB)
The Concubine's Secret (PB)
The Jewel Of St Petersburg (PB)
The Russian Concubine (PB)
The White Pearl (PB)
Under a Blood Red Sky (PB)