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Ivan Turgenev, translated by Nicolas Slater Pasternak and Maya Slater
This collection, in a lyrical new translation by Nicolas Slater, places Turgenev's great novella First Love alongside a selection of his classic stories. From the evocative rural scenes of 'Bezhin Meadow' and 'Rattling Wheels', to the pathos and humanity of 'The District Doctor' and 'Biryuk', these are stories to be lingered over.
In 1086 England's mighty king, William the Conqueror, sends out surveyors and census takers to record the resources of his land and its people. Wherever the king's men go they bring excitement, and sometimes murder....
The village of Maldon is controlled by the Fitzcorbucion family, led by wealthy bully Hamo Fitzcorbucion, the lord of Blackwater Castle. When Hamo's son is found murdered, he demands justice and will stop at nothing to get it.