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Snowleg By Nicholas Shakespeare

Autiful young woman who is beginning to uestion the way her society is governed But their romance ends uickly and badly when his scheme to smuggle her out of the country goes awry and he is forced to return to EnglandWhen the two Germanies are reunited nineteen years later Pet An engaging book about living under Stasi rule in East Berlin It s a blend of history romance and the politics of the era I recommend it

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When sixteen year old Peter Hithersay discovers that his father is not the affable Englishman married to his mother but an East German political dissident with whom she had a brief affair in the 1960s he travels in search of his past to Leipzig There he falls in love with a be It s a love story actually Peter grew up in a typical English family with parents and a sister But when Peter was 17 years old her mother told him that he was ac Edouard Manet up in a typical English family with parents and a sister But when Peter was 17 years old her mother told him that he was ac

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Er goes back to look for the woman he has never stopped loving But his only clues are the nickname he gave her Snowleg and the archives of the state that drove them apartIn Snowleg Nicholas Shakespeare explores to devastating effect the unassailable dictates of love and politi Really enjoyed this book about coming to terms with who you are and the possible conseuences of what you have done Set at the time of EastWest Germany and the Be


10 thoughts on “Snowleg By Nicholas Shakespeare

  1. says:

    It's a love story actually Peter grew up in a typical English family with parents and a sister But when Peter was 17 years old her mother told him that he was actually a half German His real father was an East German whom his mother met for only a very brief of timeFrom then on Peter life changed He went to East Germany to find about his fat

  2. says:

    This novel visits East Germany before and after reunification and evokes the atmosphere the sights and sounds of the time very successfully In it Peter – an English student learns his father is not the man who brought him up but a

  3. says:

    When I first started to read this book I thought it wasn't going to be one that I liked But as I got deeper into the book I find that I wanted to know about the characters It just had a slow startPeter is looking for Snowleg the girl he met in Leipzig and had a brief affair with He was smitten with her and fell in love But he did a shameful thing and denied that he knew her As Peter grows and continues his studies to be a doctor

  4. says:

    Parts of this novel were good Others were not I don't think it captured the atmosphere of eastern Germany Or the west for that matter I liked the opening pages I started to dislike it when Rodney started to speak to his father in law in an offensive wayI didn't really care about any of the characters least of all Peter who was just a sexist boreboarThe author attempts to be funny and failsFor it to be longlisted for the 2004 Booker prize

  5. says:

    One of the most important myths describing the adult male in Occidental society in my opinion is Eugene Onegin This is a great telling of that story This is a profound and beautiful book

  6. says:

    An engaging book about living under Stasi rule in East Berlin It's a blend of history romance and the politics of the era I recommend it

  7. says:

    Mixed feelings about this improbable white male centred novel which examines guilt and effects of the East German regime It is cheesy full of cliches and amateur sections BUT has some redeeming features 1 it's an e

  8. says:

    Really enjoyed this book about coming to terms with who you are and the possible conseuences of what you have done Set at the time of EastWest Germany and the Berlin wall it follows the journey of one man who after a startling discovery on his 16th birthday is trying to discover his roots This takes him acroos the channel and behind the wall where his brief visit has a knock on effect which haunts him into middle age Needing to find rede

  9. says:

    If you got into the recent German film The Lives of Others Das Leben der Anderen you should definitely pick up this book

  10. says:

    I had high expectations for a book written by someone named Shakespeare and I was very dissapointed There are just so many

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