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  • Snowleg by Nicholas Shakespeare
  • Nicholas Shakespeare
  • English
  • 23 April 2018
  • 9780156030465

10 thoughts on “Snowleg by Nicholas Shakespeare

  1. 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 timeFrom then on Peter life changed He went to East Germany to find abo

  2. 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 t

  3. 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 know about the characters It just had a slow startPeter is looking

  4. 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 wayI didn't really care about any of the characters least of all Peter who was just

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. says:

    Mixed feelings about this improbable white male centred novel which examines guilt and effects of the East German regime

  8. says:

    Really enjoyed this book about coming to terms with who you are and the possible conseuences of what you have done Set at the time of EastWest Germany and the Berlin wall it follows the journey of one man who after a startling discovery on his 16th birthday is trying to discover his roots This takes him acroos the channel and behind the wall where his brief visit has a knock on effect which haunts him into middle age Needing to find rede

  9. says:

    If you got into the recent German film The Lives of Others Das Leben der Anderen you should definitely pick up this book to get another taste of life under the Stasi It was cool to read it while hanging out in the Leipzig of today though I'm not sure how great it is as a novel independent of its subject matter

  10. says:

    I had high expectations for a book written by someone named Shakespeare and I was very dissapointed There are just so many problems with this book dull characters poor writing bad plot devices a couple of historical errors a really uninteresting story Oh dear It WAS easy to read though

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Snowleg by Nicholas Shakespeare

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 beaut 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 know about the characters It just had a slow startPeter 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 thing and denied that he knew her As Peter grows and continues his studies to be a doctor and with all his love affairs he still wants to know what happened to Snowleg as that is the only name he knew her by It is a story of love and politicsDoes he find Snowleg Well read to find out

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Iful young woman who is beginning to uestion the way her society is governed But their romance ends uickly 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 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 wayI didn t really care about any of the characters least of all Peter who was just a sexist boreboarThe author attempts to be funny and failsFor it to be longlisted for the 2004 Booker prize shows there must have been a drought of books that yearMind you are these prizes really worth anything Only pop wins Imagine Me out Beyond Temptation of the country goes awry and he is forced to return to EnglandWhen the two Germanies are reunited nineteen years later Peter Parts Past Due Debt Collection of this novel were good Others were not I don t think it captured the atmosphere Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt of eastern Germany Or the west for that matter I liked the The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline opening pages I started to dislike it when Rodney started to speak to his father in law in an Where I’m Calling From offensive wayI didn t really care about any The Accidental Activist of the characters least Brenda has a dragon in her blood of books that yearMind you are these prizes really worth anything Only pop wins

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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 politic Really enjoyed this book about coming to terms with who you are and the possible conseuences of what you have done Set at the time of EastWest Germany and the Berlin wall it follows the journey of one man who after a startling discovery on his 16th birthday is trying to discover his roots This takes him acroos the channel and behind the wall where his brief visit has a knock on effect which haunts him into middle age Needing to find redemption he once again makes the journey of his youth


About the Author: Nicholas Shakespeare

Nicholas William Richmond Shakespeare is a British novelist and biographerBorn to a diplomat Nicholas Shakespeare grew up in the Far East and in South America He was educated at the Dragon School preparatory school in Oxford then at Winchester College and at Magdalene College Cambridge He worked as a journalist for BBC television and then on The Times as assistant arts and literary editor F.