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Paperback  Õ Snowleg Kindle µ When sixteen year old Peter Hithersay discovers that his father is not the affable Englishman married to his mother but an East German political dissident with whom she had a brief affair in the s, he travels, in search of his past, to Leipzig There he falls in love with a beautiful young woman who is beginning to question the way her society is governed But their romance ends quickly and badly when his scheme to smuggle her out of the country goes awry and he is forced to return to EnglandWhen the two Germanies are reunited nineteen years later, Peter goes back to look for the woman he has never stopped loving But his only clues are the nickname he gave her, Snowleg, and the archives of the state that drove them apartIn Snowleg, Nicholas Shakespeare explores to devastating effect the unassailable dictates of love and politics


10 thoughts on “Snowleg

  1. Anjar Anjar says:

    It s a love story, actually Peter grew up in a typical English family, with parents and a sister But when Peter was 17 years old, her mother told him that he was actually a half German His real father was an East German, whom his mother met for only a very brief of time.From then on, Peter life changed He went to East Germany to fi


  2. Jayne Charles Jayne Charles says:

    This novel visits East Germany before and after reunification, and evokes the atmosphere, the sights and sounds of the time, very successfully In it, Peter an English student learns his father is not the man who brought him up but an unnamed East German political prisoner This changes his life and he sets out to become German, learning th


  3. Donna Donna says:

    When I first started to read this book, I thought it wasn t going to be one that I liked But as I got deeper into the book, I find that I wanted to knowabout the characters It just had a slow start.Peter is looking for Snowleg , the girl he met in Leipzig and had a brief affair with He was smitten with her and fell in love But he did a shameful


  4. Deanna Derosa Deanna Derosa says:

    An engaging book about living under Stasi rule in East Berlin It s a blend of history, romance, and the politics of the era I recommend it.


  5. Glyn Pope Glyn Pope says:

    Parts of this novel were good Others were not I don t think it captured the atmosphere of eastern Germany Or the west for that matter I liked the opening pages I started to dislike it when Rodney started to speak to his father in law in an offensive way.I didn t really care about any of the characters least of all Peter who was just a sexist bore boar.The aut


  6. Al Maki Al Maki says:

    One of the most important myths describing the adult male in Occidental society, in my opinion, is Eugene Onegin This is a great telling of that story This is a profound and beautiful book.


  7. Belinda Carvalho Belinda Carvalho says:

    Mixed feelings about this improbable, white male centred novel which examines guilt and effects of the East German regime It is cheesy, full of cliches and amateur sections BUT has some redeeming features 1 it s an entertaining read well suited to holidays , and despite some of the sad content you can read quickly 2 the story of the encounter with Snowleg, underpinning the


  8. Therése Mellby Therése Mellby says:

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  9. Bronwyn Bronwyn says:

    amazing suspense throughout the book, but the ending really frustrated me and ruined the whole story I wanted to throw the book across the room.


  10. Moureco Moureco says:

    N o esperava tal volume, apesar de j ter lido deste autor A Paix o de Elena Silves e as 769 p ginas da biografia de Bruce Chatwin escritor de excep o e ser humano execr vel Foi delicioso Passavam as p ginas e custava abandon lo noite de tal forma me envolvi na vida deste rapaz que descobre aos 16 anos ser filho de uma rela o fortuita da sua m e inglesa com um preso pol tico foragido, na Aleman


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