House of Orphans – Helen Dunmore

Excellent novel, set in Finland in the early years of the 20th century at a time when it was the Grand Duchy of Finland, part of the Russian Empire and with a long established Swedish ruling class. House of Orphans focuses on individuals – a country doctor, the daughter of a Helsinki activist, a Russian anarchist, a comfortable country matron in a loveless marriage, a disaffected, semi estranged daughter. link: House of Orphans – Helen Dunmore