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☆ Read ↠´ The House of Special Purpose by John Boyne ☆ Russia,At The Age Of , Georgy Jachmenev Steps In Front Of An Assassin S Bullet Intended For The Heart Of A Senior Member Of The Russian Imperial Family He Is Instantly Proclaimed A Hero Before The Week Is Out, His Life As The Son Of A Peasant Farmer Is Changed Forever When He Is Escorted To St Petersburg To Take Up His New Position As Bodyguard To Alexei Romanov, The Only Son Of Tsar Nicholas IISixty 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 The House of Special Purpose Is A Novel About A Young Man Ripped From A Loving Home And Thrust Into The Heart Of A Dying Empire Privy To The Secrets Of Nicholas And Alexandra, The Machinations Of Rasputin And The Events Which Led To The Final Collapse Of The Autocracy, Georgy Is A Witness And Participant In A Drama Which Will Echo Down The Century His Is Also A Story Of A Marriage In Which A Husband Finds It Impossible To Live In The Present And A Wife Unable To Reconcile Herself With The PastPart Love Story, Part Historical Epic, Part Tragedy, The Novel Moves From Revolutionary St Petersburg To Paris After The First World War, And From London During The Blitz To The Eastern Coast Of Finland During The S, Before Returning To A Quiet Hospital Bed Where Georgy And Zoya S Story Must Finally Be Resolved A stand alone novel by John Boyne published 2009.
As with every John Boyne book I have read this is, again, something special.
This is a love story with the Russian revolution as a backdrop.
For all the horrors that surround the Russian revolution there is a grace and gentility here that is quite uplifting.
A young man, Georgy, is removed from his hard working, impoverished life and dropped right into the middle of opulence that he found hard to comprehend The opulence is so over whelming its like being in the middle of a dream This is what life is like in the household of the Romanov s To make matters worse when Georgy see the Princess Anastasia for the first time he knows that his life will never be the same.
We join the story during the First World War where the Russians are loosing their young men at an alarming rate The Tsar doesn t know it yet but there is ab A story of escape, exile, survival and love which spans nearly eighty years and three continents.
Georgy finds the course of his life is altered when he becomes the young bodyguard to Prince Alexei Romanov I is here that he also finds the love of his life It is a time of growing unrest in Russia and fate steps in to shape their lives in a way they never expected Once the Bolsheviks have taken control of the Palace, the outcome for the Romanov family was a fait accompli It is no place for Romanov supporters either and the two protagonists must act accordingly Georgy and Zoya flee to Minsk, then Paris and finally settle in London to share a life of love but one tinged with loss A life always spent looking over their shoulders The story shifts around in time, from 1981 back to 1917, the 1940s and 50s as Georgy at Zoya s hospital bedside remembers their life together, their daught This might be the most perfect book I have ever read.
I picked it up at a library book sale because I couldn t walk out without buying something, and I recognized the title referring to Ipatiev House from my long term obsession with the Romanovs and Imperial Russia Within the first half dozen pages, I found out the main character is a librarian at the British Library I thought, wow, this was a better find than I was expecting I just got my library science degree, and special collections like the BL are near and dear to my heart Other little personal touches kept popping out at me the whole time, and even though I ve said before I never know if I like a book until the last page, this one was a consistent 5 stars for me from page one.
Georgy Daniilvech Jachmenev is an 80 year old retired librarian living in London and trying to come to grips with the fact t It took me a weekend to read this book It s an easy reading , quite touching and fairly entertaining, will probably keep you hooked People who like pretty love stories will probably adopt it as a favorite.
However , the reason which made me read this was the reason why I didn t like it better Well,I m obsessed with the Romanovs , have always been.
When I heard that this book was related to their story I just couldn t pass by it I wrote a history essay about their finals days when I was graduating highschool, I had done tons of research and I strangely knew every single detail about their life in the Ipatiev house and I like to think to myself that I knew each one of their characters very well Unfortunately I can t say the same about Boyne SPOILERS ahead , if you haven t read it be careful There were points in which I caught myself thinking if he had actually ever In this historical work of fiction, eighty two year old Georgy Daniilvech Jachmenev narrates a shocking and eventful part of his younger life while serving as bodyguard to the son of the last Tsar of Russia After a tragic and guilt ridden beginning for Georgy, he finds true love and encounters evil, but ultimately uncovers the secret within The House of Special Purpose.
This wonderful story is told with an alternating timeline writing style that is fast paced and comes together nicely in the end Really enjoyed it 4.
5 stars Incredible I really loved it.
This was the first novel I read by John Boyne, and I am thrilled that I haveto choose from as I really enjoyed his writing style This poignant tale about the Romanovs, the Russian civil war, and 60 years of a married couple s love story was simply wonderful The author did take a few liberties with known historical facts which is bothersome in historical fiction I prefer the liberties to be with the unknowns, but such is personal preference , some of which were far fetched enough to require suspension of disbelief The pacing was moderate not a fast paced page turner but also never dull The writing was beautiful and memorable with an infusion of subtle wit The story alternates between when the main character, Georgy, was a young man in the early 1900s
Through the eyes of the personal bodyguard of the only son of Tsar Nicolas II, the opulence of the royal family was put in sharp contrast beside the hunger, exhaustion and discontent of the masses during World War 1.
Initially the writing was wonderful and effortlessly pulled me into the story and culture of rural Russia however this great momentum started slowing down as the book progressed and to be honest towards the end the writing was reminiscent of young adult literature.
Perhaps it was a case of me wanting to readof a historical novel and less of a star crossed So enjoyable It is always quite enjoyable to read a book which is so well written and engaging This book of historical fiction brings one man s past and present together Eighty year old Georgy Jachmenev is currently living in England with his wife Zoya His wife is ill and as he reflects on their life, it is evident that their life was not as common as their friends believed Georgy Jachmenev s life began in Russia and as he looks back on his life, we learn about his ties to Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Tsarina Alexandra and their five children Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Alexei Through an act of heroism, he is brought into the world of the Romanov s during the time of the Russian Revolution I really liked the alternating timeline story telling This book begins toward the end of a ma This is the tale of a young Russian, Georgy, who finds himself as bodyguard to the Tsarevich Alexei in the final years of Romanov rule Georgy often finds himself in the thick of things as Russia moves from a monarchy to a republic The novel centres around Georgy s improbable romance with one of the Grand Duchesses and his unshakeable love for his wife, another Russian emigre.
The story moves backwards and forwards between time periods as Georgy tells of his life We see young Georgy coming to St Petersberg to serve the Imperial Family and how his relationships with various members of the family develop We see old Georgy watching his beloved wife, Zoya, battle the end stages of cancer We see Georgy in Paris after the October Revolution and in London from the 1930s onwards As a narrator, Georgy isn t always a very sympathetic character He can be incr