Blogs in February 2020

The Faculty of Useless Knowledge 19th February 2020

Set in the Year of Terror, 1937, in Kazakhstan, this novel concerns a group of archaeologists who find themseleves caught up in an ambitious Cheka investigator’s attempt to set up a show trial in Alma-Ata to rival those taking...

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The Keeper Of Antiquities 19th February 2020

The Keeper of Antiquities is simultaneously one of the great Russian modern novels and a key to understanding the terrible Stalinist purges of the late 1930s. Set far from Moscow in the remote Kazakhstan capital of Alma-Ata, The Keeper...

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