Secrets escape the love triangle that inspired ‘Doctor Zhivago’

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Secrets escape the love triangle that inspired ‘Doctor Zhivago’

While most eyes look towards the famous man who wrote the book, the two women behind him are compelling

Lara Prescott

In 1956, the most famous living Soviet writer completed his masterpiece. The author was Boris Pasternak and the work, Doctor Zhivago.

It was censored and censured in the USSR and celebrated in the rest of the world.

But while most eyes look towards the famous man who wrote it, I was more interested in the two women behind him, both of whom suffered greatly and have largely been lost to history. They form the backbone of my new novel, The Secrets We Kept...

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