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By Louise de Kiriline Lawrence

ISBN-10: 0070367221

ISBN-13: 9780070367227

ISBN-10: 092047442X

ISBN-13: 9780920474426

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This is often instantaneously a precise memoir and an intensely felt love tale. Set on the flip of the 20th century and unfold around the huge, immense canvas of Russia itself, it is a story of affection and loyalty established opposed to nice complication and affliction. it's the real tale of a tender girl of ease and privilege, her turning out to be up amidst the Swedish aristocracy in the course of the Nineties, her marriage to the son of a Russian basic and her lengthy trip in the course of the maelstrom of Russia in the course of the Revolution, a trip during the chaos of a war-torn land that millions have been fleeing. Following her husband around the continent, she is on the Northern entrance whilst it collapses, and is imprisoned and brought to Moscow lower than the main amazing conditions.With the ability of a normal storyteller, Louise de Kiriline Lawrence unfolds her previous and the dramatic situations of her candy old flame. She conjures up the opulent international of her early youth culminating in her presentation to the Swedish courtroom on the royal palace, her first days as a purple go nurse in a prisoner-of-war camp the place she met her husband, the hour of darkness sleigh experience that took her throughout the snows of a Russian wintry weather in flight from enemy troops, her arrival within the Moscow railway station and her bewildering stroll via a urban gaunt and unusually silenced through conflict. ultimately her determined efforts to profit the destiny of her imprisoned husband lead her to the chilly halls of Soviet forms and the treachery of the recent regime.And progressively, in the course of the turmoil and tentative pleasure, she realises her turning out to be awe and love for the nice huge reaches of a land that tempers her individuals with the cruel cruelty of her winters and the lavish tenderness of her springs. this is often greater than the tale of the Revolution; it's the tale of a unprecedented and decided love remembered. "Another iciness, one other Spring" is a vibrant and very own recollection of a woman's deepest war of words with a madly public international, a trip of the guts and brain written with nice sensitivity, personality and perception.

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The dining hall was cleared for dancing. Zinaida Andreyevna and I were late, and when we arrived the dance was already in full swing. A few couples were on the floor, Danish nurses and their friends. By tacit consent the Russian nurses did not dance, because some of them mourned men lost in the war and all of them felt that the political situation in their homeland did not warrant any merrymaking. In their becoming uniforms they became the centers of several groups of officers engaged in serious discussion.

That evening the soldiers were giving a concert in celebration of the Russian Christmas. It was the end of my third day in camp and I was tired. Everything took a little getting accustomed to and I was still confused by a mass of strange impressions. It had been a long day among the sixty human wrecks that had been entrusted to my care. Most of them were only boys, curiously naive. Some of them would never again see their homeland, their health gone, their strength undermined or destroyed by tuberculosis.

She inquired in her husky voice. The officer's adventures, always related upon his return from his daily walk, had become topics of good-humored derision among his friends. "And how are you, Konstantin Grigorievich? May I introduce you to Mademoiselle Flach, a friend of Countess Schack. " Among the officers was Zinaida Andreyevna's husband in his general's uniform. Noticeably shorter than his wife, he was many years her senior. A well-trimmed pointed beard outlined a fretful mouth in partial contradiction to the expression of sad resignation in his eyes.

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