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Snegurochka

Snegurochka

Author(s): Judith Heneghan

Location(s): Kiev (Kyiv)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Early 1990s

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An exhilarating, darkly atmospheric debut novel set in Kiev. ‘An unforgettable story. The claustrophobia is palpable, and the characters are utterly convincing in this beautifully observed novel. Outstanding.’ —Claire Fuller ‘Something terrible is happening here. Something terrible has already...

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Baba Dunja’s Last Love

Baba Dunja’s Last Love

Author(s): Alina Bronsky

Location(s): Pripyat/Chernobyl

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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Baba Dunja is a Chernobyl returnee. Together with a motley bunch of former neighbours, they set off to create a new life for themselves in the radioactive no-man’s land. Geiger counter and irradiated forest fruits be damned, there in...

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Exclusion Zone

Exclusion Zone

Author(s): J M Hewitt

Location(s): Pripyat/Chernobyl

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 1986 / present day

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On 26th April 1986, reactor four exploded at the factory in Pripyat, Chernobyl. At the same time teenager Afia Bello vanished from her home without a trace. The damage from the nuclear fallout is examined over the following weeks,...

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The House with the Stained-Glass Window

The House with the Stained-Glass Window

Author(s): Zanna Sloniowska

Location(s): Lviv

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Later 20th Century

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In 1989, Marianna, the beautiful star soprano at the Lviv opera, is shot dead in the street as she leads the Ukrainian citizens in their protest against Soviet power. Only eleven years old at the time, her daughter tells...

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The Wine of Solitude

The Wine of Solitude

Author(s): Irene Nemirovsky

Location(s): Finland, Kiev (Kyiv), Paris

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Historical

Era(s): Early 20th century

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First published in 1936 this book is thought to be quite autobiographical. It is the story of young girl’s difficult relationship with her beautiful, but vain and shallow mother. The novel is set during the period of the First...

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Cold Black

Cold Black

Author(s): Alex Shaw

Location(s): Dubai, Kiev (Kyiv), Sussex

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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Former SAS trooper Aidan Snow returns in the thrilling follow up to the Kindle bestseller ‘Hetman’. Now an MI6 operative, Snow must locate & rescue an old SAS colleague before an Al-Qaeda cell can carry out acts of unprecedented...

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Hetman

Hetman

Author(s): Alex Shaw

Location(s): Kiev (Kyiv), Sussex

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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An Explosive Special Forces Thriller Now teaching at an International school in Ukraine, former SAS trooper Aidan Snow has laid the nightmares of his past to rest. But when after ten years Snow meets again the man who put...

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Hetman: Donetsk Calling

Hetman: Donetsk Calling

Author(s): Alex Shaw

Location(s): Kiev (Kyiv), Worthing

Genre(s): Short Stories

Era(s): Modern

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Former SAS Trooper turned MI6 Operative Aidan Snow returns in a short story preceding the release of the third Aidan Snow thriller. As an ex-pat Brian Webb has a great life, a sexy wife and a perfect daughter. But...

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The Bloody Meadow

The Bloody Meadow

Author(s): William Ryan

Location(s): Odessa

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 1930s

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The hero, Captain Alexei Korolev, a detective in Moscow’s criminal investigation squad in the 1930s, dissatisfied and morose, manages to cling to his job and his life while all around him are losing theirs. He’s ordered to the port...

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The Child Thief

The Child Thief

Author(s): Dan Smith

Location(s): Ukraine

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 1930s

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From out of the whiteness, a dark figure comes… December, 1930, Ukraine. After the horrors of war, Luka wants a quiet life with his family. His village has, so far, remained hidden from the advancing Soviet brutality – but...

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