Lesley Chamberlain

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Lesley Chamberlain (born 26 September 1951, Rochford, Essex) is a British journalist, travel writer and historian of Russian and German culture and has published short stories and novels and written about food.

Following her secondary education at Glanmôr Grammar School for Girls, she studied German and Russian at Exeter and Oxford Universities.

After becoming a Reuter's correspondent in 1978, she later became a full-time writer; her first book was published in 1982. She has written for The Independent, The Times Literary Supplement and Prospect magazine.

Chamberlain is married to Pavel Seifter, the former Czech ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Select bibliography[edit]

  • The Food and Cooking of Russia, 1982
  • Nietzsche in Turin, 1996
  • The Secret Artist: a Close Reading of Sigmund Freud, Quartet, 2000
  • Motherland A Philosophical History of Russia, Atlantic Books, 2004
  • Lenin's Private War: The Voyage of the Philosophy Steamer and the Exile of the Intelligentsia, St Martin's Press, 2007; UK: The Philosophy Steamer Lenin and the Exile of the Intelligentsia, Atlantic Books, 2006

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