"Elisaveta: A Life" by Gillian Thornhill is published

Top Quote Inspiring real-life story of a young Russian refuge. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 24, 2015 - About the Book : In 1917, Elisaveta, aged 4 years, is forced to leave St. Petersburg with her parents and younger sister. In company with many others, she becomes a refugee in Paris, via Odessa and Constantinople (Istanbul). Later, stateless and alone, she travels to England.

    This story, inspired by reality, traces her struggles and work, her loves and losses, and her development as a human being.

    Excerpt from the Book:
    "The roar of the mob and the shattering of glass combined as thousands of angry, hungry, poverty-stricken peasants and factory workers surged forward along the Nevsky Prospect towards the Winter Palace, ready to devastate it from top to bottom.

    Down with the Tsar! Death to the Tsar! They yelled ferociously in the icy air. The anticipation of a prolonged and bitter winter had been daunting to them, many old before their time, looking more like seventy than forty or fifty years old, weak from hunger, with no hope of anything better. Or was there hope? Not with the Tsar, there wasn't! His despotic indifference had turned so many of them into beasts."

    Elisaveta - A Life by Gillian Thornhill is available in paperback from Amazon UK at:

    and from Amazon USA at:

    Press/Media Contact Details:
    New Generation Publishing
    Tel. 01234 712 064
    E-mail: info ( @ ) newgeneration-publishing dot com

  • FB Icon Twitter Icon In-Icon
Contact Information