The Madonnas of Leningrad

The Madonnas of Leningrad
Author(s): Debra Dean


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The ravages of age are eroding Marina's grip on everyday life. And while this elderly Russian woman cannot hold on to fresh memories, her distant past is preserved in vivid snapshots of her youth in war-torn Leningrad. A guide at the Hermitage in 1941, Marina helped take down the museum's masterpieces for safekeeping, and to keep her sanity, committed each one to memory, brush stroke by brush stroke, creating a 'memory palace' to retreat to. A refuge that would stay deep within her, until she needed it once more.

An unforgettable story of love, survival and the power of imagination ... the rare kind of book that you want to keep but you have to share' - Isabel Allende

' ... this breathtaking novel shows that epiphanies can take place anywhere - even in Soviet Russia, and even in a deranged mind' - Elena Seymenliyska, Guardian Unlimited

  • Read by: Liza Ross
  • No. of CDs: 6
  • ISBN: 978-1-84648-150-5
  • Playing time: 6hrs 50mins