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The Lost Crown

The Lost Crown

Author(s): Sarah Miller

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Young Adult

Era(s): Early 20th Century

Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia. Like the fingers on a hand–first headstrong Olga, then Tatiana the tallest, Maria most hopeful for a ring, and Anastasia the smallest. These are the daughters of Tsar Nicholas II, grand duchesses living a...

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The Lost Daughter

The Lost Daughter

Author(s): Gill Paul

Location(s): Australia, Russia

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1919 - 1973

A Russian princess. An extraordinary sacrifice. A captivating secret… From the author of The Secret Wife, a gripping journey through decades and across continents, of love, devastating loss and courage against all odds. 1918 With the country they once...

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The New Silk Roads

The New Silk Roads

Author(s): Peter Frankopan

Location(s): China, Europe, Middle East, Russia

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Current

When The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic. A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective. The New Silk Roads brings this story up...

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The Romanov Empress

The Romanov Empress

Author(s): C W Gortner

Location(s): Russia, St Petersburg (Leningrad)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Turn of 20th Century

Barely nineteen, Minnie knows that her station in life as a Danish princess is to leave her family and enter into a royal marriage—as her older sister Alix has done, moving to  England to wed Queen Victoria’s eldest son....

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The Russian Dreambook of Colour and Flight

The Russian Dreambook of Colour and Flight

Author(s): Gina Ochsner

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Fiction, Magical Realism

Era(s): Later 20th Century

In her very dusty provincial museum of fake exhibits lovingly crafted from cardboard, wire and glue, Tanya dreams of Russian art’s long colours and wonders when Yuri will stop fishing long enough to notice how she adores him, while...

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The Secret Language of Stones

The Secret Language of Stones

Author(s): M J Rose

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): early 20th century

As World War I rages and the Romanov dynasty reaches its sudden, brutal end, a young jewelry maker discovers love, passion, and her own healing powers in this rich and romantic ghost story, the perfect follow-up to M.J. Rose...

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The Secret Speech

The Secret Speech

Author(s): Tom Rob Smith

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Mid 20th Century

Tom Rob Smith’s first book, Child 44, enjoyed unprecedented attention and acclaim (as did its youthful author), so it was inevitable that the appetite for that novel’s successor would be keen. Now it’s here, and The Secret Speech, largely...

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The Way a River Went: Following the Volga Through the Heart of Russia

The Way a River Went: Following the Volga Through the Heart of Russia

Author(s): Thom Wheeler

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

Thom Wheeler is not a man to be put off by the prospect of an uncharted, impractical or downright dangerous journey. Having accidentally introduced his old school friend Vicky to Dmitry, the Russian love of her life, at the...

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The Winter Queen

The Winter Queen

Author(s): Boris Akunin

Location(s): Moscow

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Late 19th Century

It’s strange that there’s no contemporary crime fiction coming out of Putin’s Russia, but Boris Akunin makes up for that with his intricate, allusive Erast Fandorin books, set at the turn of the last century.

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The Winter Soldier

The Winter Soldier

Author(s): Daniel Mason

Location(s): Austria, Russia

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): WW1

Vienna, 1914. Lucius is a twenty-two-year-old medical student when World War One explodes across Europe. Enraptured by romantic tales of battlefield surgery, he enlists, expecting a position at a well-organized field hospital. But when he arrives, at a commandeered...

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