War and Peace and Sonya

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    War and Peace and Sonya

    The Story of Sonya Tolstoy

    Judith Armstrong

    Unicorn 2011

    Paperback 266pp Illustrated

    9781910065303   Product Code: 21774

    In 1862, 18-year-old Sonya Behr married Count Leo Tolstoy, 16 years her senior. Blurring the boundaries of fact and fiction, this novel sympathetically recreates their turbulent 48-year marriage, during which she bore him 13 children, from Sonia's perspective. As her famous husband grows increasingly autocratic and distant, Sonia works tirelessly copying his manuscripts, only to realise that she has a rival for his feelings: his fictional creation Anna Karenina.

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