This story describes the dramatic lives of Prince Dmitri Korolev and his family caught up in the upheavals of European revolution and war. They flee Russia in 1919, escape to Switzerland and then Paris, but, with the Second World War, they come under further pressure from the Communist police. The author worked for many years in Paris as a foreign correspondent and wrote several novels including "Tanamera", "A Farewell to France", "A Woman of Cairo" and "The Other Side of Paradise".
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The Weeping and the Laughter
This book has been a joy to read. No doubt there are similar stories out there which are true. They of course never get written, which in my opinion is a great shame.