The Siege


Whilst German tanks surround Leningrad during September 1941, two families struggle to stay alive. As winter grips the city first the furniture is burnt, then the books, but some may not live to see another day.

ISBN: 9780141000732 Author: Tester1, Helen Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 30th May 2002 Imprint: Penguin Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.914 (edition:21) Pages: 293 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Leningrad, September 1941. German tanks surround the city, imprisoning those who live there. The besieged people of Leningrad face shells, starvation, and the Russian winter. Interweaving two love affairs in two generations, THE SIEGE draws us deep into the Levin’s family struggle to stay alive during this terrible winter. It is a story about war and the wounds it inflicts on people’s lives. It is also a lyrical and deeply moving celebration of love, life and survival.

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