House of Orphans

House of Orphans

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A spellbinding story of love and loneliness in a country torn between reform and revolution as it emerges into independence. Finland 1901. Eeva, the young orphaned daughter of a revolutionary, is sent from the orphanage to work as housekeeper for Thomas, a widowed country doctor. Eeva is challenging, independent and enigmatic; their relationship will shatter the certainties of Thomas's life. But Eeva is drawn back to Helsinki, to her childhood comrades, and a world of danger. Finland is in political ferment. As the power of the Russian Empire over its subject peoples grows more oppressive, resistance to the Tsar's rule rises, both in Finland and Russia itself. Some call such resistance terrorism, others a fight for freedom . . .
Publisher: London, Eng. : Fig Tree, 2006.
ISBN: 9780670914524
Characteristics: 329 p. ;,24 cm.


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Feb 07, 2014

You might also like the "Under the North Star' trilogy by Vaino Linna which deals with the underlying causes of the Finnish Civil War of 1918, the Civil War and the aftermath.

May 04, 2012

This book is set in Finland in 1902-1904 at the time when Finland is trying to be more independent. The main character is the daughter of a revolutionary. It is a good read and solid story.

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