2 July, 2015
Author: Rosemary Sutcliffe
Category: New Books
Recommended by Nancy Sladek, editor of Literary Review
"Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva by Rosemary Sullivan is a masterful biography of a woman who led an extraordinary, globe-trotting life, always in the shadow of one of the twentieth century’s most notorious figures.
‘Svetlana emerges’, writes Donald Rayfield, noted historian, translator and biographer, in the latest issue of Literary Review, ‘as a remarkable, largely generous, sometimes heroic figure.’ Stalin’s Daughter documents her flight from the USSR, tribulations in the USA and eventual return to Georgia, as well as the time she spent in Britain. Rosemary Sullivan’s greatest achievement is ‘to rescue from oblivion and obfuscation the progress of a remarkable woman from a childhood of unimaginable horror to serene old age’."
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