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The House of Special Purpose

John Boyne / Richard Teverson
Russia 1915: At the age of 16 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. Before the week is out his life as the son of a peasant farmer is changed for ever when he is escorted to St Petersburg to take up his new position - as bodyguard to Alexei Romanov the only son of Tsar Nicholas II. Sixty-Five years later visiting his wife Zoya as she lies dying in a London hospital memories of the life they have lived together flood his mind. Their marriage while tender has been marked by tragedy the loss of loved ones and experiences of exile that neither can forget.

  • Published by Isis Publishing Ltd
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Genre General Fiction
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 1st September 2009
  • Duration 17 Hrs. 38 Mins.
  • ISBN 0000000424747