20 Letters To A Friend

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0120120312

By Svetlana Alliluyeva. Abridged by Eileen Horne.

Writing as if to a close friend, Josef Stalin's daughter recalls her extraordinary life as an eyewitness to history, beginning with the searing memory of her father's final hours, and the turmoil provoked by his terrible death...

Read by Stella Gonet

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Josef Stalin's daughter relates the searing memory of her father's final hours.

0220120313

By Svetlana Alliluyeva. Abridged by Eileen Horne.

Svetlana describes her early childhood, which slowly turned from idyll to nightmare as her father's power grew and his tyranny began to destroy close friends and family.

Read by Stella Gonet

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Svetlana describes her early childhood, which slowly turned from idyll to nightmare.

0320120314

By Svetlana Alliluyeva. Abridged by Eileen Horne.

Finally resolving to confront the past, Svetlana describes her paradoxical adoration for a strict and judgmental mother, and the awful truth about her mother's untimely death - Read by Stella Gonet

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Svetlana describes her paradoxical adoration for a strict and judgmental mother.

0420120315

By Svetlana Alliluyeva. Abridged by Eileen Horne.

Turning to her teenage years, Svetlana writes to her friend of the heartbreaking period before and during the war when she loses a brother and gains a lover, against her father's wishes...

Read by Stella Gonet

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Svetlana writes to her friend of the heartbreaking period before and during the war.

05 LAST20120316

By Svetlana Alliluyeva. Abridged by Eileen Horne.

Svetlana and her father become estranged after her first love is exiled from Moscow, only to find some accord after the war when she becomes a mother - Read by Stella Gonet

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Svetlana and her father become estranged after her first love is exiled.