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The Diary of Lena Mukhina: A Girl's Life in the Siege of Leningrad by Lena Mukhina

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The Diary of Lena Mukhina: A Girl's Life in the Siege of Leningrad by Lena Mukhina

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The heartbreaking diary of a sixteen-year-old Russian high school student who was living in Leningrad during the Nazi siege that began in 1941.


In May 1941 Lena Mukhina was an ordinary teenage girl, living in Leningrad, worrying about her homework and whether Vova, the boy she liked, liked her. Like a good Soviet schoolgirl, she was also diligently learning German, the language of Russia's Nazi ally. And she was keeping a diary, in which she recorded her hopes and dreams. Then, on 22 June 1941, Hitler broke his pact with Stalin and declared war on the Soviet Union. All too soon, Leningrad was besieged and life became a living hell. Lena and her family fought to stay alive; their city was starving and its citizens were dying in their hundreds of thousands. From day to dreadful day, Lena records her experiences: the desperate hunt for food, the bitter cold of the Russian winter, the cruel deaths of those she loved. The Diary of Lena Mukhina is a truly remarkable account of this most terrible era in modern history. It offers readers the vivid first-hand testimony of a courageous young woman struggling simply to survive.

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SKU GOR006523454
Title The Diary of Lena Mukhina: A Girl's Life in the Siege of Leningrad
Author By (author) Lena Mukhina
Contributor Translated by Amanda Love Darragh
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2015
Page Number 400
ISBN 144726987X
ISBN13 9781447269878
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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