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Posted 18th April 2019

Dive into Banine’s Days in the Caucasus

'I started to leaf through the book and was soon engrossed...' - Teffi We all know families that are poor but ‘respectable’. Mine, in contrast, was extremely rich but not ‘respectable’ at all… Banine’s family were peasants who became millionaires overnight when oil gushed from their lands – and the course of her own life would be just as dramatic.…

Banine

Banine was born Umm El-Banu Assadullayeva in 1905, into a wealthy family in Baku, then part of the Russian Empire. Following the Russian Revolution and the subsequent fall of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, Banine was forced to flee her home-country - first to Istanbul, and then to Paris. In Paris she formed a wide circle of literary acquaintances including Nicos…

Days in the Caucasus

Banine | £16.99 We all know families that are poor but 'respectable'. Mine, in contrast, was extremely rich but not 'respectable' at all...This is the unforgettable memoir of an 'odd, rich, exotic' childhood, of growing up in Azerbaijan in the turbulent early twentieth century, caught between East and West, tradition and modernity. Banine remembers her luxurious home, with endless feasts of sweets and…

Days in the Caucasus

Banine | £9.99 We all know families that are poor but 'respectable'. Mine, in contrast, was extremely rich but not 'respectable' at all...This is the extraordinary memoir of an 'odd, rich, exotic' childhood - of growing up in Azerbaijan in the turbulent early twentieth century, caught between East and West, tradition and modernity. Banine remembers her luxurious home, with endless feasts of sweets…