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The Russian Interpreter

Michael Frayn

Set in Moscow in the political world of intrigue and suspicion of the late 1900s, The Russian Interpreter by Michael Frayn is an international comic drama that brilliantly captures life in the Soviet Union after the Second World War. With a new introduction by the author.

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9780571329885
Date Published
12.11.2015
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Summary

‘A love affair through an interpreter,’ said Raya. ‘That’s a very cultured prospect.’

Raya is a mercurial Moscow blonde who speaks no English, and the affair she is embarking upon is with Gordon Proctor-Gould, a visiting British businessman who speaks no Russian. They need an interpreter; which is how Paul Manning is diverted from writing his thesis at Moscow university to become involved in all the deceptions of love and East-West relations.

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Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933 and began his career as a journalist on the Guardian and the Observer. His novels include Towards the End of the Morning, Headlong, Spies and Skios. His seventeen plays range from Noises Off, recently chosen as one of the nation’s three favourite plays, to Copenhagen, which won the 1998 Evening Standard Award…

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