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The Red Scarf

The Red Scarf
  • Author(s): Kate Furnivall
  • Location(s): Siberia
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s

Davinsky Labor Camp, Siberia, 1933: Only two things in this wretched place keep Sofia from giving up hope: the prospect of freedom, and the stories told by her friend and fellow prisoner Anna, of a charmed childhood in Petrograd,...

The Jewel Of St Petersburg

The Jewel Of St Petersburg
  • Author(s): Kate Furnivall
  • Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1910

Russia, 1910. Young Valentina Ivanova charms St Petersburg’s aristocracy with her classic Russian beauty and her talent as a pianist. But she scandalises society when she begins a romance with Jens Friis, a Danish engineer. He brings to her...

The Concubine’s Secret

The Concubine’s Secret
  • Author(s): Kate Furnivall
  • Location(s): China, Moscow
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1920s

China, 1929. For years Lydia Ivanova believed her father was killed by the Bolsheviks. But when she learns he is captive in Stalin-controlled Russia, the fiery-haired girl is willing to leave everything behind – even her Chinese lover, Chang...

The Eighth Life

The Eighth Life
  • Author(s): Nino Haratischwili
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 20th century

That night Stasia took an oath, swearing to learn the recipe by heart and destroy the paper. And when she was lying in her bed again, recalling the taste with all her senses, she was sure that this secret...

Violet

Violet
  • Author(s): S J I Holliday
  • Location(s): Russia, Mongolia, Ulan Bator / Ulaanbaatar
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Present

Carrie’s best friend has an accident and can no longer make the round-the-world trip they’d planned together, so Carrie decides to go it alone. Violet is also travelling alone, after splitting up with her boyfriend in Thailand. She is...

Cilka’s Journey

Cilka’s Journey
  • Author(s): Heather Morris
  • Location(s): Auschwitz/Birkenau, Siberia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): WW2

In 1942 Cilka Klein is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly...

Agent Running in the Field

Agent Running in the Field
  • Author(s): John le Carré
  • Location(s): London, Moscow
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Present day

Nat, a 47 year-old veteran of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, believes his years as an agent runner are over. He is back in London with his wife, the long-suffering Prue. But with the growing threat from Moscow Centre, the...

Tiger

Tiger
  • Author(s): Polly Clark
  • Location(s): Siberia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Set across two continents, Tiger is a sweeping story of survival and redeeming love that plunges the reader into one of the world’s last wildernesses with blistering authenticity. Frieda is a primatologist, sensitive and solitary, until a violent attack...

I Was Anastasia

I Was Anastasia
  • Author(s): Ariel Lawhon
  • Location(s): Germany, Russia
  • Genre(s): Historical, Mystery
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

Russia, July 17, 1918 Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, into a damp basement in Siberia where they face a merciless firing squad. None survive. At least...

The House of Special Purpose

The House of Special Purpose
  • Author(s): John Boyne
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

Russia, 1915: Sixteen year old farmer’s son Georgy Jachmenev steps in front of an assassin’s bullet intended for a senior member of the Russian Imperial Family and is instantly proclaimed a hero. Rewarded with the position of bodyguard to...

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