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By Louise de Kiriline Lawrence

ISBN-10: 0070367221

ISBN-13: 9780070367227

ISBN-10: 092047442X

ISBN-13: 9780920474426

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This is often right now a precise memoir and an intensely felt love tale. Set on the flip of the 20 th century and unfold around the huge, immense canvas of Russia itself, it is a story of affection and loyalty validated opposed to nice hassle and pain. it's the actual tale of a tender lady of ease and privilege, her transforming into up amidst the Swedish aristocracy through the Nineties, her marriage to the son of a Russian basic and her lengthy trip throughout the maelstrom of Russia in the course of the Revolution, a trip in the course of the chaos of a war-torn land that millions have been fleeing. Following her husband around the continent, she is on the Northern entrance whilst it collapses, and is imprisoned and brought to Moscow lower than the main remarkable conditions.With the ability of a traditional storyteller, Louise de Kiriline Lawrence unfolds her prior and the dramatic conditions of her candy past love. She conjures up the opulent international of her early youth culminating in her presentation to the Swedish courtroom on the royal palace, her first days as a crimson move nurse in a prisoner-of-war camp the place she met her husband, the hour of darkness sleigh trip that took her during the snows of a Russian iciness in flight from enemy troops, her arrival within the Moscow railway station and her bewildering stroll via a urban gaunt and surprisingly silenced by means of battle. ultimately her determined efforts to profit the destiny of her imprisoned husband lead her to the chilly halls of Soviet paperwork and the treachery of the recent regime.And progressively, during the turmoil and tentative pleasure, she realises her starting to be awe and love for the good huge reaches of a land that tempers her individuals with the tough cruelty of her winters and the lavish tenderness of her springs. this can be greater than the tale of the Revolution; it's the tale of a unprecedented and made up our minds love remembered. "Another iciness, one other Spring" is a vibrant and extremely own recollection of a woman's deepest disagreement with a madly public international, a trip of the center and brain written with nice sensitivity, personality and perception.

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Moreover, in a country that covered more than a third of the earth's land area, attempts at reconstruction according to a new and untried political schema presented monumental difficulties. With the cease-fire agreement, the speedy repatriation of the prisoners of war became a burning question. For the Germans it was easy enough, just a crossing of the border, and their camp soon stood empty. For the Russians, however, it was a different matter. How were they to get from Denmark to Russia? To transport them through a Germany still at war was impossible.

And when for the first time a patient's eyes took on a look of relief at my approach, of confidence that he could entrust his aching body to my ministrations, then the realization dawned that the strict discipline and the meticulous teaching were imparting to me not only a vocation but an art. The emergency department of one of the great city hospitals was the place above all others where I achieved a complete sense of per- 31 sonal fulfillment. Here, in competition with fellow students, I learned presence of mind, how to handle the mangled body of a woman run down by a car, how to cut the charred clothes from a badly burned child, how to deal with an attempted suicide coughing up parts of his insides seared by sulphuric acid.

Slowly, partly from habituation and partly from increasing absorption in the work, another mood replaced it. Recognition came of the masterly skills and organization required to care for sick people in a large general hospital, and with it a sneaking exultation. I grew increasingly aware of the remarkable refinement of the techniques being taught me, remarkable indeed in their absolute economy of movement and purposive execution. Skill became my fetish. My hands grew adept in the administration of treatments, in the dressing of a wound, in the art of making a bed under a gravely ill patient.

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