The 8th Army was initially part of the Northwestern Front and retreated through the Baltics.
Marina Petrovna an actress and a close friend of Mikhail Elizaveta Antonovna The head of the nursery where Anna works Lyuba who works at the nursery summary; As Anna reluctantly makes her way to Marina Petrovna dacha to paint a portrait of her, readers get to know more about her life as she thinks of her work in the nursery where she waits on kids all day long just so that she can take care of her little brother, kolya and her unemployed father.
She shares with the readers her feelings on her father. Anna is not confident about her talent.
Secretly she just wishes to get out of drawing a portrait of marina as she knows that her mother never used to like the actress. She is so reluctant to meet marina that she almost cycles right past her house!
Dunmore points out how she went from the peak of her fame, beauty and wealth to a rather anxious woman who smokes and lives in isolation but still carries her discomfort at being given directions in life.
Her artistic thoughts and abilities are brought to the surface during her encounter with Marina Petrovna. Marina is portrayed as a fragile and lonely woman who lives in complete isolation.
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