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  • Location: St Petersburg

The Fabergé Girl

The Fabergé Girl

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1909, St Petersburg: Seventeen-year-old Alma longs to work at the legendary House of Fabergé

  • ISBN: 978- 6190113256
  • Genre: Fiction, Historical, Inspired by true events

What you need to know before your trail

Seventeen-year-old Alma longs to work at the legendary House of Fabergé, with its talented artisans, winding staircases, secret golden elevator, and glasshouse of tropical plants. But instead, Alma must sketch quietly in her room, inspired by magical visions that could have her accused of witchcraft, whilst her domineering brother presents her designs as his own.

But then comes an opportunity. With the help of a Finnish artisan Knut, she attracts the attention of Carl Fabergé himself and is given a job at the House of Fabergé. Alma’s creations attract widespread acclaim, and her star is on the rise. But the world around her is increasingly divided, as the Revolution creeps ever nearer. Alma will be forced to decide what matters most to her. Can love, art and beauty survive such hatred and violence?

Travel Guide

Fabergé/ St Petersburg

This novel is a poignant love story, a magical coming of age tale and a haunting and evocative account of one of Russia’s darkest periods of history. It is based on the incredible true story of Alma Pihl, the only female jewellery designer at the House of Fabergé and her journey during the age of silver culture in St Petersburg.

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C) St Petersburg - Faberge Museum
C) St Petersburg - Faberge Museum
E) St Petersburg - Nevsky Prospekt
F) St Petersburg - The Bronze Horseman

BookTrail Boarding Pass:  The Faberge Girl

Destination/Location: St Petersburg  Author: Ina Christova  Departure: 1909

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