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              The Tolstoy Estate
               

              The Tolstoy Estate (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Conte, Steven

              • RRP: $35.00
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              • Pub Date
                2 Sep 20

              With his debut novel, the award-winning The Zookeeper's War, Steven Conte showed himself to be a significant Australian author. With this, his powerful, densely rich and deeply affecting second novel, he now steps up into the ranks of our finest writers. In the final days of the ...doomed German invasion of Russia in WWII, a German military doctor, Paul Bauer, is assigned to establish a field hospital at Yasnaya Polyana - the former grand estate of Count Leo Tolstoy, the author of the classic War and Peace. There he encounters a hostile aristocratic Russian woman, Katerina Trusbetzkaya, a writer who has been left in charge of the estate. But even as a tentative friendship develops between them, Bauer's hostile and arrogant commanding officer, Julius Metz, starts becoming steadily more preoccupied and unhinged as the war turns against the Germans. Over the course of six weeks, in the terrible winter of 1941, everything starts to unravel... From the critically acclaimed and award-winning author, Steven Conte, The Tolstoy Estate is ambitious, accomplished and astonishingly good: an engrossing, intense and compelling exploration of the horror and brutality of conflict, and the moral, emotional, physical and intellectual limits that people reach in war time. It is also a poignant, bittersweet love story - and, most movingly, a novel that explores the notion that literature can still be a potent force for good in our world.
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              ISBN 9781460758823
              Published NZ 2 Sep 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Zookeeper's War
               

              The Zookeeper's War (Paperback)

              By Conte, Steven

              • RRP: $22.99
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              • Pub Date
                2 Sep 20

              An extraordinary, award-winning debut, a story of passion and sacrifice in a city battered by war. Winner of the inaugural Prime Minister's Literary Award, and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Christina Stead Award for Fiction. In wartime Berlin, who can you... trust? 1943: Each night in a bomb shelter beneath the Berlin Zoo an Australian woman, Vera, shelters with her German husband, Axel, the zoo's director. Together, they struggle to look after the animals through the air raids and food shortages. When the zoo's staff is drafted into the army, forced labourers are sent in as replacements. At first, Vera finds the idea abhorrent, but gradually she realises that the new workers are the zoo's only hope, and forms an unlikely bond with one of them. But Berlin is a city where a foreign accent is a constant source of suspicion, where busybodies report the names of neighbours' dinner guests to the Gestapo. As tensions mount in the closing days of the war, nothing, and no one, it seems, can be trusted. The Zookeeper's War is a powerful novel of a marriage, and of a city collapsing. It confronts not only the brutality of war but the possibility of heroism - and delivers an ending that is both shocking and deeply moving. 'Beautifully textured and extremely well realised ... a clever, inspired, insightful, tension-filled drama' Bookseller + Publisher
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              ISBN 9781460759417
              Published NZ 2 Sep 2020
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              The Zookeeper's War
                

              The Zookeeper's War (EPUB ebook)

              By Conte, Steven

              It is Berlin Zoo, 1943, and each night, Vera and Axel, her German husband, spend the night in the bomb shelter. Together they struggle to look after the animals, through the air raids and food shortages. Zoo staff are drafted, and conscripted foreign workers are sent to replace t...hem. Marriage, brutal war and an occupying army are the mix.
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              ISBN 9780730444190
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              Published NZ 1 Aug 2010
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              The Zookeeper's War
               

              The Zookeeper's War (Paperback)

              By Conte, Steven

              • RRP: $36.00
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              It is Berlin Zoo, 1943, and each night, Vera and Axel, her German husband, spend the night in the bomb shelter. Together they struggle to look after the animals, through the air raids and food shortages. Zoo staff are drafted, and conscripted foreign workers are sent to replace t...hem. Marriage, brutal war and an occupying army are the mix.
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              ISBN 9780732285166
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2007
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              The Zookeeper's War's
                

              The Zookeeper's War's (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Conte, Steven

              • RRP: $49.99
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              An extraordinary debut, a story of passion and sacrifice in a city battered by war ...In Berlin, who can you trust? A story of passion and sacrifice in a.....

              ISBN 9781525257766
              Released NZ 23 Aug 2017
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              The Zookeeper's War's
                

              The Zookeeper's War's (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Conte, Steven

              • RRP: $54.99
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              An extraordinary debut, a story of passion and sacrifice in a city battered by war ...In Berlin, who can you trust? A story of passion and sacrifice in a city battered by war ...It is 1943 and each night in a bomb shelter beneath the Berlin Zoo an Australian woman, Vera, shelters... with her German husband, Axel, the zoo's director. together, they struggle to look after the animals through the air raids and food shortages. When the zoo's staff is drafted into the army, forced labourers are sent in as replacements. At first, Vera finds the idea abhorrent, but gradually she realises that the new workers are the zoo's only hope, and forms an unlikely bond with one of them. this is a city where a foreign accent is a constant source of suspicion, where busybodies report the names of neighbours' dinner guests to the Gestapo. As tensions mount in the closing days of the war, nothing, and no one, it seems, can be trusted. the Zookeeper's War is a powerful novel of a marriage, and of a city collapsing. It confronts not only the brutality of war but the possibility of heroism - and delivers an ending that is both shocking and deeply moving. 'Beautifully textured and extremely well realised ...a clever, inspired, insightful, tension-filled drama' BOOKSELLER+PUBLISHER
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              ISBN 9781525257964
              Released NZ 23 Aug 2017
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