Catherine Weir




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Catherine Weir

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Born
in Devon, The United Kingdom
May 15

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November 2012


Reading a borrowed copy of Tolstoy's 'Anna Karenina' at the age of fifteen inspired Catherine to learn Russian at school, a decision which ultimately led to a degree in Russian language and literature from Durham University.

She took her first trip to Russia during the Cold War. At a time when few westerners went there, she explored the country in an elderly Morris Minor shipped to Leningrad on the deck of a Soviet freighter. Since then she has returned to Russia several times, most recently on her honeymoon in 2001.

Catherine, originally from Devon, now lives on a sailing boat in southern Turkey with her husband. She has a grown-up son and daughter.

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Brilliant! Hilary Mantel richly deserved her Booker win with this extraordinary portrayal of a man at the height of his political powers. Despite his ruthless ambition, she manages to show his human frailty. 'Nothing makes you falter,' says Wyatt to ...more
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Did she, or didn't she? Of course she didn't - but that's just my view. This is a classic tale of a woman trying to make her way in a man's world, where she is exploited and misunderstood. The possessive My of the title says it all. Rachel is just an ...more
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I'm glad I persevered with this book. The first section describes Ruth's life with Art and her difficult relationship with her mother who is displaying increasingly serious signs of dementia. I caught myself skim-reading some of the over-long chapter ...more
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I first read this book when it was originally published. Re-reading it some years later, I was struck by her description of one of the Decembrist wives - a Frenchwoman Paulina Gueble. It piqued my curiosity to find out more about her. Once I got rese ...more
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