• The House of Special Purpose
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    The House of Special Purpose – John Boyne

    In 1916 Georgy Jachmenev, a 17 year old farmer’s son impulsively throws himself in front of a bullet intended for the Tsar’s Uncle. He is rewarded for his courage with the post of personal bodyguard to the 11 year old Tsarevich Alexei Romanov. Thus begins a life he never dreamed of as he first hand witnesses the uprising of the Russian Revolution and ultimate massacre of the Romanovs at the hands of the Bolsheviks. Now as an 80 year old in London, Georgy has retired from a position at the British Museum and is looking after his terminally ill wife,…

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