Diane Pearson

The Summer Of The Barshinskeys
  • The Summer Of The Barshinskeys

  • 'Although the story of the Barshinskeys, which became our story too, stretched over many summers and winters, that golden time of 1902 was when our strange involved relationship began, when our youthful longing for the exotic took a solid and restless hold upon us...'

    It is at this enchanted moment that The Summer of the Barshinskeys begins.A beautifully told, compelling story that moves from a small Kentish village to London, and from war-torn St Petersburg to a Quaker relief unit in the Volga provinces, it is an unforgettable story of two families.

Diane Pearson was born in London but spent a large part of her childhood with her grandparents in a village on the Surrey/Kent borders. She is the bestselling author of Csardas, The Summer of the Barshinskeys and Voices of Summer, is President of the Romantic Novelists' Association and is Senior Editor for Transworld Publishers. In 1994 she won the British Book Award for Editor of the Year. She now lives in London and is married to Richard Leech, the actor.