Edith Sollohub
 Edith Sollohub

 

Edith Sollohub taught herself to type in order to support herself and her sons in their one-room apartment in Paris.

She typed some of her account of her life in Russia in snatched moments, and added to these in later life. The manuscript of The Russian Countess was left to her youngest son and daughter-in-law after her death in 1965, who lovingly deciphered the handwritten notes, edited the text and unearthed photographs to ensure that her wish – that her memoirs might one day be published – be fulfilled.

The Russian Countess

Stories from Forest and Steppe