Archive: May, 2014

REMEMBERING #D-DAY 70 YEARS LATER … FORGETTING #HITLER’S EXTRAORDINARY GIFT TO FRANCE …

  It is impossible not to be aware that on Friday, June 6 this year (2014) we here in France, and Europe with us, will be commemorating the June 6, 1944 Allied landings on France’s Normandy coast. I will be writing more about D-Day 1944 in another piece, but today I want to speak of […]

FOR THE LOVE OF A POET … ANOTHER READER LOVES MY NOVEL … AND SAYS SO …

Compliment a baker and his wife on their bread and cake and their faces will tell you how much your words mean to them. Compliment a writer on what he or she has written and you will make their day. My novel ‘For the Love of a Poet’ has had another wonderful review on Amazon. […]

SUSAN KEEFE TOP AMAZON REVIEWER GIVES ‘FOR THE LOVE OF A POET’ 5 STARS …

The first review for my new novel ‘FOR THE LOVE OF A POET’ is on Amazon. Susan Keefe, one of Amazon’s top reviewers writes: Tanya Brodovskaya, had been infatuated with the poet Boris Petrovich Beretzkoy, for a long time, however, on that day, when he took her hands in his, their lives were about to […]

NEW NOVEL SET IN STALIN’S RUSSIA JUST PUBLISHED … IS PUTIN ANOTHER STALIN ? …

Above is the cover of my new novel – For the Love of a Poet – which is set in the Soviet Union of the 1930s when Josef Stalin was in charge. The novel’s narrator –Tanya – is a young copy editor on PRAVDA in Moscow when she meets a dissident poet – Beretzkoy – […]

BELLA … A FRENCH LIFE … – ANOTHER 5* REVIEW …

My ‘French’ novel – BELLA … A FRENCH LIFE – has received another wonderful review. The reviewers writes on amazon.uk : I loved this story, I really did. It is a bitter-sweet love story, told in bitter-sweet terms. The author has a natural understanding of people and human emotions, and the descriptions of mood, fear, […]

MURDER MOST FOUL IN PARIS’S PЀRE-LACHAISE CEMETERY …

(UPDATE: SUNDAY, MAY 11 – At end of piece.) Each year about 1.5 million people visit Paris’s Père-Lachaise Cemetery. The majority of them, naturally, do not go there to attend a funeral, but to see the graves of the famous who lie buried there. People like French singer Edith Piaf; American writer Gertrude Stein and […]

MAY 8 … END OF WW2 … AND 100 BODIES OF GERMAN SOLDIERS FOUND IN THIAIS CEMETERY OUTSIDE PARIS … (update)

  (THERE ARE TWO UPDATES AT THE END OF THIS PIECE.) On this day, Thursday, May 8, 2014 – 69 years to the day that the Second World War in Europe ended – we here in France learn that on Monday, April 28, 100 bodies of German soldiers were found piled into an unmarked mass […]

NAPOLéON BONAPARTE … DID THE ENGLISH POISON HIM? … IS IT HIS CORPSE IN PARIS’S LES INVALIDES? A MODERN DAY MYSTERY …

      On Saturday, May 5, 1821, at 5.49 pm, night having begun to fall on a windswept South-Atlantic island of volcanic rock, 2,000 kms (1,200 miles) from Africa, the continent geographically nearest to it, one of the world’s greatest military strategists lost his final battle. Many a battle he had won. Others he […]

UKRAINE … RUSSIA … BABI YAR …

Today, Saturday, May 3, 2014 I reviewed the book BABI YAR by Anatoly Kuznetsov. Anatoly Kuznetzov was born in Kiev on August 18, 1929 and died in exile in London on June 13, 1979. His father was Russian and his mother Ukrainian and his internal passport stated that he was Russian. He was 12 years old […]

JOSéPHINE BONAPARTE … HER LETTERS TO GO ON AUCTION IN PARIS …

The worried wife is not how one imagines Joséphine Bonaparte. However, three letters she had written while her husband was making war, are to go under the hammer tomorrow at Sotheby’s in Paris, and they reveal that she was no less worried about her husband’s safety than any wife of the  lowliest soldier. “Ayés surtout […]

DIE IN PARIS

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The horrific story of WW2 French serial killer Dr Marcel Petiot, France's most prolific killer.

FOR THE LOVE OF A POET

FOR THE LOVE OF A POET

- For the Love of a Poet - a novel set in the Soviet Union.
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BELLA … A FRENCH LIFE

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French translation of my novel - For the Love of a Poet

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