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In which my reading takes me to the treacherous courts of Imperial Russia and across the Atlantic to a department store in 50s Brooklyn.

BOOKS
“Brooklyn” by Colm Toibin (Penguin)

“Mariana” by Monica Dickens (Persephone)

“The Winter Palace” by Eva Stachniak (Doubleday)

FILMS
“Brooklyn” (2015)
Director: John Crowley
Written by: Nick Hornby
Production companies: Wildgaze, Parallel Film Productions, Irish Film Board, Item 7

Main cast: Saoirse Ronan (Eilis), Jim Broadbent (Father Flood), Fiona Glascott (Rose), Julie Walters (Mrs Kehoe), Emory Cohen (Tony), Domhall Gleeson (Jim)

 

MUSIC
“Cute” by bensound.com
“Indie Romance” by Silent Partners

KEY WORDS

Homesickness, literary fiction, immigration, fifties, america, ireland, london, russia, empire, empress, catherine the great, spies, court, historical, memoir, indie press

Image: Wildgaze Films

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