The House of Special Purpose

by Boyne, John | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 055277541X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingBoekentrolwing of Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on 4/3/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingBoekentrolwing from Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Sunday, April 03, 2011
Synopsis:
"Russia, 1915: Sixteen year old farmer's son Georgy Jachmenev steps in front of an assassin's bullet intended for a senior member of the Russian Imperial Family and is instantly proclaimed a hero. Rewarded with the position of bodyguard to Alexei Romanov, the only son of Tsar Nicholas II, the course of his life is changed for ever. Privy to the secrets of Nicholas and Alexandra, the machinations of Rasputin and the events which will lead to the final collapse of the autocracy, Georgy is both a witness and participant in a drama that will echo down the century. Sixty-five years later, visiting his wife Zoya as she lies in a London hospital, memories of the life they have lived together flood his mind. And with them, the consequences of the brutal fate of the Romanovs which has hung like a shroud over every aspect of their marriage..."

Journal Entry 2 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Friday, January 19, 2018
Because the titles of the Dutch and English versions are so different, I accidently picked up another copy of this book. http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14861759/

No need to read it twice, so this one is free to travel to a new home :-)

Journal Entry 3 by wingBoekentrolwing at Bookcrossing Convention Bordeaux 2018 in Bordeaux, Aquitaine France on Saturday, April 07, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (4/20/2018 UTC) at Bookcrossing Convention Bordeaux 2018 in Bordeaux, Aquitaine France

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Journal Entry 4 by teachie at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Friday, April 20, 2018
Picked up today at the book buffet at the Convention. I will journal and release when I have read it.

Journal Entry 5 by teachie at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 23, 2019
This was a big disappointment. The premise on which this book is set is so far fetched it spoilt the whole book. A peasant from a rural village sent as the personal guard to the only son of Tsar Nicolas, where he is allowed to stroll freely around the palace and speak to the royal family....I really don't think so!

Journal Entry 6 by teachie at Knights Templar pub in City of London, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, February 22, 2020

Released 4 mos ago (3/14/2020 UTC) at Knights Templar pub in City of London, Greater London United Kingdom

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Releasing this at the London meet up.

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