Richard Freeborn

Richard Freeborn

Richard Freeborn

After service in the RAF and post-war work in Germany, where he also attended Goettingen university, Richard graduated from Oxford, did doctoral research and was posted by the FO to the British embassy in Moscow, joining what was called the Secretariat.  Invited back to Oxford, he became a don and spent ten years there as tutor and lecturer before being offered a professorship at UCLA. This was followed by a professorship at Manchester University and finally appointment to the chair of Russian literature at London (SSEES).  In the course of his career he has interpreted for many major figures, including prime ministers and members of the Supreme Soviet, and travelled fairly widely in the Soviet Union in the immediate post-Stalin period, although in later decades he found he was persona non grata and not granted visas.  He married his wife Anne, an embassy colleague while in Moscow, and they have four children and seven grandchildren.

Titles by Richard Freeborn

The Killing of Anna Karenina

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07 Feb 2017

Julian SayarerInterstate,  the second book by Julian Sayarer to be published by Arcadia, has overcome competition including from...

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23 May 2016

Reading Europe celebrates The Netherlands on 23 May 2016

Today marks the Reading Europe Campaign's turn to the Netherlands - including a...

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28 Apr 2015

Newham Books Stand at Borough Market

Arcadia Books were delighted to visit the Saint Jordi celebrations hosted by Borough Market...

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