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Emily (The Kirov Trilogy #3)

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Though the granddaughter of an earl, Emily Paget is still a poor relation, living on the good graces and large estate of her aunt and uncle, but determined to earn her own living. This disgraceful ambition moves her aunt to take action: Emily must be married off respectably.

Onto the stage steps her Russian grandmother, who takes her back to Russia to find the freedom and i
Hardcover, 514 pages
Published December 1st 1993 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 1993)
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Emily is the final instalment in the Kirov trilogy. Each of these books deals with a different era in Russian history; Anna was set in the Napoleonic Wars, Fleur in the Crimean War, and Emily in the Russian Revolution.

As with all three books, Emily starts off in England. The poor relation, she is ‘saved’ by her visiting Russian grandmother who takes her off to the splendours of St Petersburg, where she marries the beautiful Basil. But what does his pretty face hide? And then there’s Alexei; old
At fifteen, Emily Paget doesn't have many options to look forward to in life. Her father is the disgraced and disinherited second son of an earl and lives off his sister's charity. Emily is too well-born to take a career, yet too poor to attract a husband, although things start looking up when her Russian grandmother Natasha comes to England with the Russian Imperial court and takes a shine to Emily. Shortly after Natasha's departure, Emily receives a visit from the elderly Lady Hamilton (an old ...more
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Always fascinated by the Russian Revolution so enjoyed this more than her last. Still a bit slow in England, but once we get to war-torn Russia it really livens up.
Okay storyline although I feel like I'm getting too much of a history lesson. As a fan of history I like the plot with the Russian Revolution but I feel like too much is being said about it and the going ons in Russia during the period.

More character action and less history less, please.
Thoroughly enjoyed this last entry in the Kirov saga. touched on all the major topics of 1910s like the suffragettes, the titanic, and more interestingly the build up to WWI as seen through the events that were happening in Russia at the time, and then the Bolshevik revolution.
I think Emily was my favorite heroine out of the three. A satisfying end to the trilogy. I just wish there had been a book before this one, bridging the gap.
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The title is the name of my childhood love, so of course i want to read it.
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles was born on 13 August 1948 in Shepherd's Bush, London, England, where was educated at Burlington School, a girls' charity school founded in 1699, and at the University of Edinburgh and University College London, where she studied English, history and philosophy.

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