A spellbinding story of love and loneliness in a country torn between reform and revolution as it emerges into independence. Finland 1901. Eeva, the young orphaned daughter of a revolutionary, is sent from the orphanage to work as housekeeper for Thomas, a widowed country doctor. Eeva is challenging, independent and enigmatic; their relationship will shatter the certainties of Thomas's life. But Eeva is drawn back to Helsinki, to her childhood comrades, and a world of danger. Finland is in political ferment. As the power of the Russian Empire over its subject peoples grows more oppressive, resistance to the Tsar's rule rises, both in Finland and Russia itself. Some call such resistance terrorism, others a fight for freedom . . .Dunmore, Helen is the author of 'House of Orphans', published 2006 under ISBN 9780670914524 and ISBN 0670914525.