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Eastern Horizons

Eastern Horizons
  • Author(s): Levison Wood
  • Location(s): Central Asia, India, Russia
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

Levison Wood was only 22 when he decided to hitch-hike from England to India through Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but he wasn’t the conventional follower of the hippy trail. A fascination with the deeds of the early explorers,...

The Lost Daughter

The Lost Daughter
  • Author(s): Gill Paul
  • Location(s): Australia, Russia
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • 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...

Doomed Spy

Doomed Spy
  • Author(s): J R Rogers
  • Location(s): Kinshasa, London, Montevideo, Moscow
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Suspense, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1960

From Leopoldville, to Antwerp to the quiet South American capital of Montevideo, Uruguay, Doomed Spy is a psychological spy thriller set in an unconventional distant posting at the height of the Cold War. At the center of the intrigue...

The Cypriot Agent

The Cypriot Agent
  • Author(s): J R Rogers
  • Location(s): Famagusta, Beirut, Istanbul (Constantinople), Novorossiysk
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Suspense, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1974

A Cold War novel of foreign intrigue. An intricate thriller of espionage and foreign intrigue, the novel turns on a Cypriot hit man hired by the CIA.

The Little Russian

The Little Russian
  • Author(s): Susan Sherman
  • Location(s): Ukraine, Moscow, Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1903-1920

The Little Russian spotlights an exciting new and assured voice in historical fiction. The novel tells the story of Berta Alshonsky, who revels in childhood memories of her time spent with a wealthy family in Moscow––a life filled with...

The Corruption of Chastity

The Corruption of Chastity
  • Author(s): Frank Westworth
  • Location(s): The Mediterranean, Russia
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

The solitary female sniper squints against the scorching desert sun. Takes the shot. Men die. The solitary female assassin slashes her target’s artery. Fades into the Alpine forest. Men die. The betrayed covert operative silences his sadness with the...

Stalin’s Gold

Stalin’s Gold
  • Author(s): Mark Ellis
  • Location(s): Europe, Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1938 and WW2

December 1938. Moscow. Josef Stalin has lost some gold. He is not a happy man. He asks his henchman Beria to track it down. September 1940 London. Above the city the Battle of Britain rages and the bombs rain...

A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow
  • Author(s): Amor Towles
  • Location(s): Moscow
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

On 21 June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving...

Twilight of the Eastern Gods

Twilight of the Eastern Gods
  • Location(s): Moscow
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1958

1958. In a dorm room in Moscow, a young writer is woken by the sound of angry voices on the radio. Through the fog of a hangover he hears the news that a novel called Doctor Zhivago has earned...

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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