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Portrait of an Unknown Woman

A Novel

By Vanora Bennett

Portrait of an Unknown Woman
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  • Hardcover: Apr 2007,
    432 pages.
    Paperback: Apr 2008,
    464 pages.

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Vanora Bennett became a journalist by accident; having learned Russian and been hired out of university by Reuters she was catapulted into the adrenaline charged realm of conflict reporting. She has reported from Paris, Cambodia, Indonesia and Africa where she commuted between Angola and Mozambique writing about death, destruction, diamonds and disease; after which she took a posting in Chechnya, three months after it gained independence from the Soviet Union.

In 1998 she published Crying Wolf: The Return of War to Chechnya; a second, more light-hearted book followed about post-Soviet Russia's illegal caviar trade titled The Taste of Dreams: An Obsession with Russia ...

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