About this book
First publication in the UK for this novel which will be essential reading for anyone who bought "Suite Francaise". Set in 1903 during a radical period of upheaval in European history, it is an unsparing observation of human motives and the abuses of power, an elegy to a lost world and unflinchingly topical cautionary tale. Beautifully packaged.
In 1903, Leon M - a devout terrorist - is given the responsibility of 'liquidating' Valerian Alexandrovitch Courilof, the notoriously brutal and cold-blooded Russian Minister of Education, by the Revolutionary Committee. This is an unsparing observation of human motives and the abuses of power and an elegy to lost world.