- Location(s): Moscow
- Genre(s): Thriller
- Era(s): 1970s
Escaping failure as an undergraduate and a daughter, not to mention bleak 1970s England, Martha marries Kit – who is gay. Having a wife could keep him safe in Moscow in his diplomatic post. As Martha tries to understand...
- Location(s): Kaliningrad (Königsberg)
- Genre(s): Thriller
- Era(s): 2010s
In Tatiana, Smith delivers his most ambitious and politically daring novel since. When the brilliant and fearless young reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow in the same week that notorious mob billionaire...
- 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...
- Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)
- Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
- Era(s): Early 20th Century
The Russian Empire is on the verge of collapse. Revolution is in the air. The starving stalk the streets of St Petersburg and yet the Imperial Court still commute between their estates and organise their lavish balls. Two sisters...
- Location(s): Russia
- Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
- Era(s): Late 20th century
In the course of the past 45 years, Angus Roxburgh has translated Tolstoy, met four successive Russian presidents and been jinxed by a Siberian shaman. He has come under fire in war zones and been arrested by Chechen thugs....
- Location(s): Paris, Edinburgh, St Petersburg (Leningrad)
- Genre(s): Fiction
- Era(s): Late 19th & early 20th centuries
This is William Boyd’s sweeping, heart-stopping new novel. Set at the end of the 19th century, it follows the fortunes of Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician, about to embark on the story of his life. When Brodie is...
- 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...