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About the Author

Peter Campbell is a translator and journalist. In My Brother’s Shadow brings together his observations and experiences from living in Russia, where he personally explored and experienced the sharp contrasts of life in Russia’s post Soviet reality with all its beauty, wealth, kindness, poverty and cruelty. Peter's interests include history, psychology, literature and language. He enjoys travelling and does his best to live parallel lives in New Zealand and Europe. The author is a keen fencer and sailor.

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  • File Size: 1970 KB
  • Print Length: 360 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Herodotus Press (August 1, 2014)
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MCY6RYU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #515,372 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Peter Campbell is a journalist and translator specialising in Russia. He was born in Australia in 1983, and grew up in New Zealand. On graduating university he received a scholarship to study in Russia, where he lived for five years.

With five publications currently available on Amazon Kindle, Peter's work has made it into the top five on Amazon's bestseller lists for Literary Mystery, Thriller and Suspense, Psychological Fiction, and Humour.

The novel "In My Brother's Shadow" is based on his experiences in Russia. Over the last ten years Peter has worked as a translator, editor, journalist and PR consultant.

Peter's interests include history, psychology, literature and language. He enjoys travelling and does his best to live parallel lives in New Zealand and Europe. The author is a keen fencer and sailor.

An eclectic writer Peter has written in a number of genres including drama, thriller and humour. The following works are currently available:

> In My Brother's Shadow
> Purrfect Tales

Translations include:

> The Shot, by Alexander Pushkin
> The Blizzard, by Alexander Pushkin

Detective stories:

> The Prostitute and the Beggar
> The Prodigal Son

Non-fiction:
> Language Learning Secrets Revealed: How Anyone Can Learn a Language

For more information, visit his website www.PeterDCampbell.com

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By kaite on August 3, 2014
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This is an absorbing story of a man who’s grown up in the shadow of his older brother; a strong, determined man who goes missing while working for the UN Peacekeepers. For the last 10 years our main character has tried to move on, and builds a normal life. We join him as this life has begun to chaff; he is taken by a desire to visit the area his brother went missing, for travel, for excitement, to do something different.

His journey takes him to Russia where more than just his boring routine is derailed. He encounters situations that he would never have been exposed to in his previous life, brings into question his whole way of thinking. Does a middle class morality work in this, very different, environment. I wonder how any of us would react, if put into that kind of situation.

The book feels really well researched, with a lot of detail.I particularly appreciated the time the character spent in the former Yugoslavia, getting a sense for what it is like, hearing stories from the war; it was one I knew little about.

A compelling story that’s easy to read, despite some of its more difficult subject matter; it explores what motivates some of the most dramatic human actions, and what we may all be capable of.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By LifeIsGood on August 9, 2014
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This was a sensational and gripping story of a young man who grew up in the shadow of his older brother. This was a well written and highly detailed story that takes you on a journey with the main character to Serbia and Bosnia. He soon encounters some surprising situations that send him to yet another city where he reflects on the deeper meaning of things. This is an extraordinary book that is deeply moving and explores the many facets of human nature.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Spooky Brattelwurst on September 1, 2014
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Eminently readable novel set in Eastern Europe & Russia. A young man bases life decisions around an older brother who was killed in the Balkan conflicts of the 90s. This leads him to study language and go on a pilgrimage to learn more about his brothers demise and to try and find some sense or worth of the sacrifices in these seemingly insensible human acts of war. Tries to grapple with questions of morality and concludes things are very situationally driven and relative. Evokes the places well and litters with literature anecdotes and thoughts on culture. I would take issue with the views on literature vs television. Recent years have shown the real strength of literature/novel like structured series like Mad Men & The Wire which I would recommend to everyone as required texts. None the less, I enjoyed the narrative drive of this thriller as things aren't what they seem, and it ramps up to finish with a bang.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gypsy woman on September 22, 2014
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Being of Yugoslavian decent on my mother's side, I found this book interesting with the history of the area of Bosnia and Srebrenica and ultimately, Russia and following the lives of two brothers caught up in the war - the older brother going as a "Peacekeeper" and the younger brother tracing his brother's steps to find some closure.
It's all about justification and what one can be forced to do in certain situations that are totally out of your control.
Very interesting read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PJ Fritsche on November 5, 2014
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I found this be a very profound and thought provoking novel. I normally read a novel cover to cover in a day or two but found myself laying it down and coming back to it due to the intensity. I chose it because of identifying with the hero worship of an older brother, but found it much darker than anticipated. I may end up re-reading it in the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Raphael Ryan on October 1, 2014
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Well written, which is always welcome in my kind of reading. A good, decent plot line that rolled along nicely, and hinged on a surprise twist in the tale. Would make a good film, perhaps. Written in the first person; I wonder what it would be like if conveyed in a third person voice!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Craig Knowles on September 19, 2014
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This book was a great read. There was a huge amount of detail to make you feel as if you knew these places, but it wasn't so detailed that it read like a history book. It was very interesting and the character development was excellent. I would recommend this to anyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Beverley J Hoffart on November 30, 2014
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The book was not what I expected. There was a lot of describing what was happening versus having character development and dialogue. Because of this, I did not feel the connection to the main players in the story and the events.
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