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Snowleg.

Nicholas Shakespeare

Snowleg.

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Published by Harvill .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination320p.
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15628975M
ISBN 101843431947
OCLC/WorldCa53388597

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Snowleg book. Read 28 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. When sixteen-year-old Peter Hithersay discovers that his father is not the /5.

But SNOWLEG, like the McEwan book and Shakespeare's earlier THE DANCER UPSTAIRS, is a serious novel in that it raises significant moral and political questions in personal terms. Read more. 3 people found this helpful.

Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Reader from Singapore/5(13). But SNOWLEG, like the McEwan book and Shakespeare's earlier THE DANCER UPSTAIRS, is a serious novel in that it raises significant moral and political questions in personal terms.

Read more. 3 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Reader from Singapore/5(13). Snowleg by Nicholas Shakespeare pp, Harvill, £ Actually, it's Snjólaug: an Icelandic name that sounds like "Snowleg" Snowleg.

book an English ear. It's Author: Colin Greenland. "Deftly crafted, SNOWLEG speaks volumes about an era and a Snowleg. book system that is rapidly slipping into the recesses of our memory" Washington Post Book World "A volatile cocktail of passion and politics" San Francisco Chronicle "A beautifully written, utterly compelling story /5(3).

A superbly achieved and moving novel."--Giles Fodden, "Guardian" "Snowleg is his finest book yet. Beautifully written, rich in character, it displays all the courage for which its hero so desperately wants to be recognized."--"Economist" "This novel is one of the finest attempts in English to convey something of two very strange places which no.

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book Writer's prize) and Inheritance (, long Alma mater: Magdalene College, Cambridge. A good deal of the discussion of Nicholas Shakespeare's Snowleg at the Guardian Book Club concerned Germany.

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book woman who tries to live loyally under a repressive. "Snowleg is his finest book yet. Beautifully written, rich in character, it displays all the courage for which its hero so desperately wants to be recognized."--"Economist" "This novel is one of the finest attempts in English to convey something of two very strange places which no longer appear on the map of Europe 4/5(17).

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book /5(15). Rated by Users & Critics. Check out detail reviews rating quotes community of Snowleg by Nicholas Shakespeare. ISBNWhen seventeen-year-old Peter Hithersay discovers that his father is not the affable Englishman marr. A chance deathbed encounter with Snowleg’s grandmother prompts a frantic return to Leipzig and a search among Stasi files, a bit of neo-Nazi violence, near-gunplay, and, in the requisite reunion, Snowleg herself: married with children, then divorced, she’s been broken by Peter’s betrayal, though she’s put herself back together again and.

SNOWLEG is a powerful love story that explores the close, fraught relationship between England and Germany, between a man who grows up believing himself to be a chivalrous English public schoolboy and a woman who tries to live loyally under a repressive regime.

Buy this book The personal and the political clash in this sometimes haunting but often baffling novel about Peter Hithersay, an English teenager, and his one-night encounter with an East German.

In his newest book, Snowleg, Shakespeare returns with another story of disrupted romance set against the turbulence of politics. This time, he’s changed the scenery from South America to Cold War Germany, spanning twenty-five years in the lives of a man, a woman and the Berlin Wall that put them asunder/5(5).

Set on the remote southeast coast of Tasmania, the isolated island at the southernmost tip of Australia, Nicholas Shakespeare’s latest novel examines the hard-scrabble lives of Alex and Merridy Dove as they try to create satisfying lives, cope with traumatic childhood memories which have forever affected their sense of security, and ultimately decide that “We’d better start living.

Snowleg is a powerful love story that explores the close, fraught relationship between England and Germany, between a man who grows up believing himself to be a chivalrous English public schoolboy and a woman who tries to live loyally under a repressive regime.

The Washington Post Book World, "A Volatile Cocktail of Passion and Politics", The personal and the political clash in this sometimes haunting but often baffling novel about Peter Hithersay, an English teenager, and his one-night encounter with an East German girl, known to him only by her nickname, "Snowleg," in   All he knows of her identity is the nickname he gave her - Snowleg." "Nicholas Shakespeare's novel is a powerful love story that explores the close, fraught relationship between England and Germany, between a man who grows up believing himself to be a chivalrous English public schoolboy and a woman who tries to live loyally under a repressive Pages: ReadySteadyBook Review: Snowleg by Nicholas Shakespeare -- On Peter Hithersay’s sixteenth birthday his mother tells him the secret she’s been holding onto for his entire life, that the man he has always believed to be his father is not, in fact, related to him.

When she was younger, his mother had briefly visited East Germany on a. It's too bad that Shakespeare settled on such a goofy premise, because "Snowleg" is otherwise a charming book.

The writing is lovely, especially the descriptions of the German : Claire Dederer. In his newest book, Snowleg, Shakespeare returns with another story of disrupted romance set against the turbulence of politics. This time, he's changed the scenery from South America to Cold War Germany, spanning 25 years in the lives of a man, a woman and the Berlin Wall that put them asunder.

Nicholas Shakespeare’s novel about an Englishman’s twin obsessions anchored in East Germany: his search for the identity of his biological father and the fate of his lover Snowleg, whom he failed. #Booktrail Boarding Pass: #Travel to locations in Snowleg Destination: Germany, Hamburg, Leipzig by Nicholas Shakespeare #LiteraryTravelAgency.

While much of the book is clumsy, contrived, and silly, it is while reading passages of the diary that one may actually find oneself laughing out loud. Amateurish, with a twist savvy readers will see coming from a mile away.

Bruce Chatwin's death in brought a meteoric career to an abrupt end, since he burst onto the literary scene in with his first book, In n himself was different things to different people: a journalist, a photographer, an art collector, a restless traveller and a bestselling author; he was also a married man, an active homosexual, a socialite who loved to mix with the 3/5(3).

Check out this great listen on A young Englishman goes to Cold War Leipzig for a weekend with a group of student actors and, during his brief visit beyond the Iron Curtain, falls for an East German girl who is just beginning to be aware of the horrendous way her country is governed.

Snowleg by Nicholas Shakespeare,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). Peter believes he is a normal teenager, until his mother reveals that his father is actually an East German man whose name she hardly knew, and he begins to search for him.

While in Leipzig he meets a girl. Romantic, disturbingly frank and yet endearing this is a great read, I was enthralled from beginning to end, desperate to know if Peter can find his father, the girl and himself.

Snowleg is a powerful love story that explores the close, fraught relationship between England and Germany, between a man who grows up believing himself to be a chivalrous English public schoolboy and a woman who tries to live loyally under a repressive regime.5/5(1).

Snowleg is hauled away, and Peter returns to England, bitterly disappointed and feeling guilty about his failure. He spends the next 30 years -- and the remainder of the book Snowleg is a powerful love story that explores the close, fraught relationship between England and Germany.

Published: Format: softcover. Nicholas Shakespeare, Author Nan A. Talese $ (p) ISBN This was followed by the novel Snowleg (, long-listed for the Booker Prize, Dublin IMPAC Award) a "place" book, In Tasmania (, winner of the Tasmania Book Prize ), Secrets of the Sea (, short-listed for the Commonwealth Writer's prize) and Inheritance (, long.

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75 Load More Book Lists. Newsletter. Read "Snowleg" by Nicholas Shakespeare available from Rakuten Kobo. A young Englishman visits Cold War Leipzig with a group of students and falls for an East German girl who is only just b 3/5.

A brilliant account of years of Tasmanian history and an acclaimed writer’s discovery of his secret connection with that island and its Tasmania on holiday, novelist and Chatwin biographer Nicholas Shakespeare discovered a house on a 9-mile beach and instantly decided this was where he wanted to live.

He didn’t know then that his ancestor was the corrupt and colourful Anthony 4/5(1). Learn more about Nicholas Shakespeare. Browse Nicholas Shakespeare’s best-selling audiobooks and newest titles. Discover more authors you’ll love listening to on Audible. All he knows of her identity is the nickname he gave to her - Snowleg.

Nicholas Shakespeare's first novel since The Dancer Upstairs is a powerful love story that explores the close, fraught relationship between England and Germany, between a man who grows up believing himself to be a chivalrous English public-schoolboy and a woman who tries to.Snowleg.

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Apart from being meticulously researched, thoroughly original and beautifully written, the book is an important reminder of the fact that the direction of history can change in a heartbeat” Peter Frankopan, History Today.