Book Reviews of Alice In Exile

Alice In Exile
Alice In Exile
Author: Piers Paul Read
ISBN-13: 9780753817162
ISBN-10: 0753817160
Pages: 412
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Orion Books Ltd.
Book Type: Paperback
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If you liked Dr. Zshivago or Anna Karenina , then you will like Alice in Exile. A poignant story of love and betrayal, sacrifice and longing. Set in pre and post WW1 England, and the turbulent political times of the Russion Revolution, this book portrays history in a vivid and yet personal manner. Facts are fused with fiction seemlessly. From women's suffrage and s*xual freedom, to the horrors of war and pillage, the true theme of this book is the dichotomy between human fraility and determination. Alice is a new young woman, aware of social standards but young enough to believe she can endure the rules and rigidity for love. A betrayal leads her to Russia, where she truly finds of what stuff she is made.
Historical fiction/romance. Recommended for those who love a good story, yet have patience with long descriptions of war, historical politics, etc.