A Memory of Lies

Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Negotiating their way through Stalinist terrors, Nazi slavery and British colonial brutality, Pasha Zayky and his wife, Tanya, tell first-hand how a loving family fight for survival during the hell of the twentieth century.
Readers follow this family from a war-torn Berlin to a forbidding post-war London, with flash-backs to 1930s Soviet Russia along the way, until they arrive in Africa where nationalist forces are challenging British rule. Returning to the glamour and menace of 1960s London, a grandson, Misha, is born and raised by his baboushka Tanya. With Misha taking over as narrator the story ends with a chance meeting in the Russian city of Krasnodar in the early 1990s.
In their struggle, Pasha and Tanya must embrace each prevailing dogma, subtly editing their back-story accordingly, but at the cost of stealing the truth from subsequent generations. We are left to wonder, how many memories are merely lies?
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About the author

Born in South London, Johnnie Gallop left school at 16 and worked for 32 years before quitting to take his A Levels and attending the London School of Economics. He worked out the plot for A Memory of Lies whilst at university and is now working on his next novel.

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Publisher
Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Apr 29, 2019
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781838599195
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Sagas
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