Boris Leonidovich Pasternak was born in Moscow in 1890 and was a writer, poet and translator. His most famous work, Dr Zhivago, was initially rejected for publication in the USSR, but the manuscript was smuggled to Italy for publication. In 1958 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, but was forced to decline the prize by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.He died in 1960
And just like that February is over. How quick was that? We've had a nice February, we celebrated a big birthday in our house, enjoyed the snow, started a run plan, saw the first snowdrops and now I feel ready for Spring.
I don't believe that I can be the only person with a towering to be read pile. What I can tell you, is that Dr Zhivago has been on that pile forever! Over Christmas I spotted that the Dr Zhivago film was on the BBC.