House of Orphans

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House of Orphans is bestselling author Helen Dunmore's ninth novel.

Finland, 1902, and the Russian Empire enforces a brutal policy to destroy Finland's freedom and force its people into submission.

Eeva, orphaned daughter of a failed revolutionary, also battles to find her independence and identity. Destitute when her father dies, she is sent away to a country orphanage, and then employed as servant to a widowed doctor, Thomas Eklund. Slowly, Thomas falls in love with Eeva . . . but she has committed herself long ago to a boy from her childhood, Lauri, who is now caught up in Helsinki's turmoil of resistance to Russian rule.

Set in dangerous, unfamiliar times which strangely echo our own, the story reveals how terrorism lies hidden within ordinary life, as rulers struggle to hold on to power. House of Orphans is a rich, brilliant story of love, history and change.

'Vivid and exciting . . . Dunmore creates a beautiful sense of stillness . . . she conveys a passion for Finland's icy landscape' Observer

'Part love story, part tragedy . . . Dunmore on dazzling form. Everyone should read her work' Independent on Sunday

'Outstanding, a sheer pleasure to read. Dunmore is a remarkable storyteller' Daily Mail

Helen Dunmore is the author of twelve novels: Zennor in Darkness, which won the McKitterick Prize; Burning Bright; A Spell of Winter, which won the Orange Prize; Talking to the Dead; Your Blue-Eyed Boy; With Your Crooked Heart; The Siege, which was shortlisted for the 2001 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2002; Mourning Ruby; House of Orphans; Counting the Stars; The Betrayal, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010, and The Greatcoat. She is also a poet, children's novelist and short-story writer.

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Set in dangerous, unfamiliar times which strangely echo our own, this story reveals how terrorism lies hidden within ordinary life, as rulers struggle to hold on to power.

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`An extraordinary novel' Guardian

`A marvellous richness of texture ... to be in the hands such an accomplished write is a great pleasure' Spectator

`Vivid and exciting ... Dunmore creates a beautiful sense of stillness ... she conveys a passion for Finland's icy landscape' Observer

`Eeva is a glittering character' The Times

`A portrait of a country at war is brilliantly achieved ... a spellbinding tale' Red

`Extraordinary ... combines a luminous delicacy of observation with raw emotional power to haunting effect' Sunday Telegraph

`Beautifully written ... a story about us all' Evening Standard

`Part love story, part tragedy ... Dunmore on dazzling form. Everyone should read her work' Independent on Sunday

'Outstanding, a sheer pleasure to read. Dunmore is a remarkable storyteller' Daily Mail

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. House of Orphans is bestselling author Helen Dunmore s ninth novel. Finland, 1902, and the Russian Empire enforces a brutal policy to destroy Finland s freedom and force its people into submission. Eeva, orphaned daughter of a failed revolutionary, also battles to find her independence and identity. Destitute when her father dies, she is sent away to a country orphanage, and then employed as servant to a widowed doctor, Thomas Eklund. Slowly, Thomas falls in love with Eeva .but she has committed herself long ago to a boy from her childhood, Lauri, who is now caught up in Helsinki s turmoil of resistance to Russian rule. Set in dangerous, unfamiliar times which strangely echo our own, the story reveals how terrorism lies hidden within ordinary life, as rulers struggle to hold on to power. House of Orphans is a rich, brilliant story of love, history and change. Vivid and exciting .Dunmore creates a beautiful sense of stillness .she conveys a passion for Finland s icy landscape Observer Part love story, part tragedy .Dunmore on dazzling form. Everyone should read her work Independent on Sunday Outstanding, a sheer pleasure to read. Dunmore is a remarkable storyteller Daily Mail Helen Dunmore is the author of twelve novels: Zennor in Darkness, which won the McKitterick Prize; Burning Bright; A Spell of Winter, which won the Orange Prize; Talking to the Dead; Your Blue-Eyed Boy; With Your Crooked Heart; The Siege, which was shortlisted for the 2001 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2002; Mourning Ruby; House of Orphans; Counting the Stars; The Betrayal, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010, and The Greatcoat. She is also a poet, children s novelist and short-story writer. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141015026

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