Martin Sixsmith - The Unquiet Heart The Unquiet Heart 1917. Russia is dying amid war, revolution and terror. The birth pains of the new world are a foretaste of the cruellest century. At their heart is Sergei Yesenin.This is the extraordinary tale of an extraordinary man. In a country and an age when poets were stars, Yesenin was revered by millions. Schoolchildren learned his verses by heart. Adolescent girls copied them in their diaries. Red Army soldiers carried them in their uniforms as they went into battle. Yuri Gagarin took them into space. Bursting with the real-life drama of love in turbulent times, An Unquiet Heart is a magnificently wrought novel of passion and violence, triumph and tragedy. Chaired by Gerry Foley Booking for this event has now closed.