An extraordinary tale of escape from revolutionary Russia. Separated from her sons and stripped of her possessions Countess Edith Sollohub found herself trapped. This fascinating narrative non-fiction title tells how her courage and determination enabled her to endure hunger, imprisonment and loneliness in the quest to be reunited with her family.
Edith Sollohub was the daughter of a high-ranking diplomat, destined to join the social and intellectual elite of Imperial Russia. She taught herself to type in order to support herself and her sons in their one-room apartment in Paris. She typed some of her account of her life in Russia in snatched moments, and added to these in later life. The manuscript of 'The Russian Countess' was left to her youngest son and daughter-in-law after her death in 1965, who lovingly deciphered the handwritten notes, edited the text and unearthed photographs to ensure that her wish - that her memoirs might one day be published - be fulfilled.