The Red Scarf

The Red Scarf

by Kate Furnivall

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ISBN-13: 9780425221648
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/24/2008
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 1,297,848
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kate Furnivall was born in Wales and currently lives in Devon, England. Married and the mother of two sons, she has working in publishing and television advertising. She drew inspiration for The Russian Concubine from her mother’s experiences as a White Russian refugee in China.

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Red Scarf 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up after reading The Russian Concubine, Furnivall's first book. I have to say, as much as I enjoyed TRC, this book is 10 times better!! Furnivall manages to blend a historically accurate depiction of Soviet Russia with a beautifully moving story of friendship and fate. The novel progresses at a comfortable pace, builds characters you truly care about, and follows a plot that will keep you enthralled! I am still recovering from the late nights when I simply could NOT put it down. I HIGHLY recommend this book!
TaraNJ More than 1 year ago
Another great book by Kate Furnivall. I love this author!
wagner.sarah35 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This tale about two friends, Sofia and Anna, imprisoned in a Soviet labor camp turned out much more interesting than I originally thought. While I had enjoyed other books by the author, I was reluctant to read this work because the premise seemed a bit dull. As it turned out, Sofia's escape from an labor camp in Siberia and her efforts to track down Anna's old friend to save her friend from certain death made this novel fast-paced and compelling. The author also provides enough twists and revelations about the central characters to keep the plot interesting.
Readmuch on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Enjoyable to read, but story is a bit of a stretch.
berylweidenbach on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I am a fan of historical fiction and have never read a book about Soviet Russia. This was a book club choice so I was interested in learning about Russia during Stalin's reign and communism. The facts of the times were chilling, especially parts about everyone watching your every move and informing on you, which could result in death or a sentance to a Gulag, which is where part of this story took place. Incarcerated in a Gulog, two women form a fierce friendship, managing through all odds to help eachother stay alive. Yet Anna becomes very sick, and Sophia is convinced that she must escape and find Anna's long lost love ( 15 years lost) convince him to return with her to the Gulog and free Anna. That's possible isn't it? That is only the first of the many things that the author asks us to believe to make this story credible. There are many, many more. I am usually willing to accept some incredulity in the interest of a good story, but here even I had to stop and say, really? really? This historical fiction was light on the history and heavy on the fiction/romance/fantasy. A woman who has spent long years in a gulog, overworked, starved, frozen and then tramps on foot across Russia after escaping is not "beautiful" or "luminous" no matter who she is. Nor is one who is so ill she is coughing up blood and on the verge of dying. There were major inconsistencies. So much was to hard to believe, and when you are reading a book of almost five hundred pages, you WANT to believe! The only reason I finished it was becouse it was for book club. Though the history was interesting, the story left much to be desired.
angela.vaughn on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This book was a little odd. I was not expecting gypsies and powerful rocks. But at the same time I found myself rooting for the survival of Anna and Sophia. it has in suspence many times through the book, and then you realize, nothing bad can happen, but you aren't even half way finished yet. It was a little predictable, but an entertaining book anyway.
sds6565 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The time of this book is in the 1930's, it is set in Russia during the time of the Revolution. It's a good read. The description of the life and the times is superb. You can feel what life was like in the Russian labour camps as well as rural village life. Our hero Sofia has a loving heart, one for her man, but more so love for her friend. She will go to the ends of the earth, to make good a promise made to her friend Anna.Love is a critical element in this story. It's subtle, but it makes for a strong story.
Kate2666 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book it was well written it had good story line about two girls in labor camp who were able to develop such close friendship in such harsh times where most of the people only look out for themselves and their survival. The story is very sad it happens during Stalin regime where Russian country was starving, 80 % of population was in labor camps, people had to freedom of speech or any type of freedom and everyone was ratting others out for personal gain or because of fear. Anyway, one of the girls Sophia escape from labor camp in order to find her dying friend Anna first love Vasiliy so that he can help get her out of there. Story goes very well until in the middle of the book it becomes a little boring, Sophia reaches her destination she finds Vasiliy and then nothing happens so I was about to give up on the book but then something finally happens this crazy twist that I wasn’t expecting so my interest went back up and I finished the book, it had really good end so it was worth reading 400 something pages.
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This book is beautifully writen! I love all of Kate Furnivall's books (The Russian Concubine, The Girl from Junchow, and The Jewel of St. Petersburg). I have a passion for historical fiction, especially russian historical fiction. Kate's books are a godsend to me! The Red Scarf is a must read! The relationship between best friends Sophia and Anna is so moving. What those girls endure being imprisoned in Siberia is horrid. This book has everything from friendship, to love and romance, to thrills, as well as mysterious gypsy magic.
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I didnt even want the book to end! That was a great read!
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Doc79 More than 1 year ago
I love everything about this book. The plot-The twist-even gypsy hocus pocus:) The main thing is the time period..The way The author writes is beautiful. I read this book after the authors other trilogy (The jewel of St. Petersburg, The Russian concubine, and the girl from Jen-chow) and became familiar with the Russian revolution so this book was a great ending for me. All these books are a must read!
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This book was a story of how one womans spirit and courage can change the lives of many! This story shared russian history that is not always written about and it was interesting...scary but interesting!
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