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Snowleg 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 Beautiful Young Woman Who Is Beginning To Question The Way Her Society Is Governed But Their Romance Ends Quickly 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 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 Politics

About the Author: Nicholas Shakespeare

Nicholas William Richmond Shakespeare is a British novelist and biographer.Born 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

10 thoughts on “Snowleg

  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 time.From then on, Peter life changed He went to East Germany to find about his father he didn t even know anything about There he met a girl whom he called Snowleg, fell in love, but had to leave behind I like this novel, because

  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 to become German, learning the language, qualifying as a doctor in West Germany The plot concerns his search for his father, and a fleeting relationship with a girl he meets on a trip to Leipz

  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 start.Peter 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

  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 way.I didn t really care about any of the characters least of all Peter who was just a sexist bore boar.The author attempts to be funny and fails.For it to be longlisted for the 2004 Booker prize shows there must have been a drought of books that year.Mind you are th

  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:

    Mixed feelings about this improbable, white male centred novel which examines guilt and effects of the East German regime It is cheesy, full of cliches and amateur sections BUT has some redeeming features 1 it s an entertaining read well suited to holidays , and despite some of the sad content you can read quickly 2 the story of the encounter with Snowleg, underpinning the novel is lovely, intriguing and sad I really wanted to find out about what happened to this mysterious young lady trapped behind the Berlin Wall3 there are

  7. says:

    N o esperava tal volume, apesar de j ter lido deste autor A Paix o de Elena Silves e as 769 p ginas da biografia de Bruce Chatwin escritor de excep o e ser humano execr vel Foi delicioso Passavam as p ginas e custava abandon lo noite de tal forma me envolvi na vida deste rapaz que descobre aos 16 anos ser filho de uma rela o fortuita da sua m e inglesa com um preso pol tico foragido, na Alemanha Democr tica em plena guerra fria Querem saber mais L se de um f lego Isto o que a editora seleccionou para a banda lateral do livro Quando

  8. says:

    Really enjoyed this book about coming to terms with who you are and the possible consequences of what you have done Set at the time of East West 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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