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The secrets we kept

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Prescott, Lara.
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Part spy thriller, part romance, this book tells the story behind Dr. Zhivago, Boris Pasternak’s classic novel that was banned in the Soviet Union before being published abroad and winning a Nobel Prize for Literature. While Pasternak and his mistress/muse, Olga, face persecution from the KGB in Russia, CIA agents hatch plots to promote the banned book as form of anti-Soviet propaganda. If you wish Mad Men had featured more Cold War paranoia or wondered how Dr. Zhivago became a sensation of the 1960s literary world, you will probably enjoy this bestselling novel.
Meghan Casey (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)
27/02/20