An interview on ERT World’s Odyssey, with Dora Anagnostopoulou, to discuss The House on Paradise Street on 29th February 2012. s » click here to view the clip (view after 6th minute)
Five-minute Memoir: Sofka Zinovieff recalls the day she became a real Greek http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/fiveminute-memoir-sofka-zinovieff-recalls-the-day-she-became-a-real-greek-7299183.html
Greek edition of The House on Paradise Street published by Psichogios, on March 1 2012
Suggestions that the Acropolis be sold off have not been taken kindly. The venom coming from Germany has appalled people. Read the whole article on The Independent.
The House on Paradise Street is published by Short Books, London. 15 March 2012
Listen to Sofka’s interview by clicking here.
Only after Sofka, my Russian grandmother, died and I read her diary was I inspired to write about her. Naturally, I already knew that she led a remarkable life – the princess whose existence was shattered by revolution and yet who grew up to become a British Communist. I was named after her,
I’ve always Felt a bond with my paternal grandmother Sofka – not least because I was named after her – and what I knew about her life, sounded remarkable. Born into an aristocratic Russian family, as a girl she had escaped to England with the Dowager Empress after the 1917 revolution, worked for