Ir ne Nemirovsky was born in Kiev in 1903, the daughter of a successful Jewish banker. In 1918 her family fled the Russian Revolution for France where she became a bestselling novelist . She was prevented from publishing when the Germans occupied France and moved with her husband and two small daughters from Paris to the safety of the small village of Issy-l'Ev que (in German occupied territory). It was here that Ir ne began writing Suite Fran aise. She died in Auschwitz in 1942. ranslated by Sandra Smith.
"A masterpiece" * Sunday Times *
"Quite outstanding, full of beauty, pain and truth" -- Anne Chisholm * Sunday Telegraph *
"An irresistible work. Suite Francaise clutches the heart" -- Carmen Callil * The Times *
"The work of a genuine artist" -- Julian Barnes * Guardian *
"Magnificent" * The Times *