Those Splendid Memories

(3 customer reviews)


  • Author Name: Steven Baker
  • Publication Date: 28/05/2018
  • Format: Paperback

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Steven Baker is back with his latest historical saga. Those Splendid Memories charts the whirlwind life stories of Anatole and Mariska after they are left orphaned as young children. During the pogroms in Russia in the year of 1892, Viktor and Ekaterina Luchenya decide to seek a new life abroad, free of persecution. They take their young children, Anatole and Mariska to Yorkshire before sailing across to New York. A tragic accident leaves Anatole and Mariska alone – but their lives are just beginning.

From the orphanage, Anatole and Mariska supplement their income by singing on the streets, which then takes an astonishing turn as they form a dancing act and tour in a Vaudeville show across the USA. The story follows Anatole and Mariska’s later life as they travel across the world, experiencing different cultures and jobs, and overcoming many trials and tribulations. This is a gripping read, jam-packed with action and adventure.

Steven Baker was originally born in Melbourne, Australia. His parents were British migrants who later returned to England when Steven was a child. After returning to England, he was bought up in Ealing. Whilst in his teens, he had a keen desire to travel and visited many places. He actually returned to Australia and lived there for twenty years. After being diagnosed with various health issues, Steven now writes full-time and currently lives in Storrington. Steven has recently published Colour Sergeant Chesney V.C. (9781910878897) and Come Sing With Me My People (9781911320517) with The Book Guild.

3 reviews for Those Splendid Memories

  1. Phillip Neave

    Another must read by Steven Baker. Splendid memories is a Splendid read. Could not put it down.

  2. Chris Rayne

    Steven describes the plight of families displaced by war or civil unrest and the consequences for children with great sensitivity. A talented young lady is forced to grow up without her family around her, yet bound by filial duty. I found myself thoroughly absorbed by his story telling, and read it from start to finish in a day. Most unusual for me. Steven at his best.

  3. Chris R

    The above review was for Lost Children of Cyprus. Apologies. Splendid Memories is a real epic. Steven has thoroughly researched the major events at the turn of the 20th. century and told them through the adventures of his main character. Brilliant. Love, hair -raising adventures and the horrors of war were imaginatively described taking the reader on a roller-coaster of a ride. Exotic locations were faithfully described, immersing us into the atmosphere of the place. Highly recommended.

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