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The Secrets We Kept

The Secrets We Kept
  • Author(s): Lara Prescott
  • Location(s): Washington DC, Russia
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

TWO FEMALE SPIES. A BANNED MASTERPIECE. A BOOK THAT CHANGED HISTORY. 1956. A celebrated Russian author is writing a book, Doctor Zhivago, which could spark dissent in the Soviet Union. The Soviets, afraid of its subversive power, ban it....

The Siberian Dilemma

The Siberian Dilemma
  • Author(s): Martin Cruz Smith
  • Location(s): Russia, Irkutsk
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Investigator Arkady Renko, described as ‘one of the most compelling figures in modern fiction’ by USA Today, finds himself travelling deep into Siberia when journalist Tatiana Petrovna disappears on a case. Journalist Tatiana Petrovna has disappeared. Arkady Renko, iconic...

The Silvered Serpents

The Silvered Serpents
  • Author(s): Roshani Chokshi
  • Location(s): Paris, Russia
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): 19th century

Séverin and his team members might have successfully thwarted the Fallen House, but victory came at a terrible cost – one that still haunts all of them. Desperate to make amends, Séverin pursues a dangerous lead to find a...

The Starlings of Bucharest

The Starlings of Bucharest
  • Author(s): Sarah Armstrong
  • Location(s): Moscow
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Spy
  • Era(s): 1970s

(The Moscow Wolves Series Book 2) The threats people hold over us are most often imagined. We even create them for ourselves. Ted moves to London to become a journalist but quickly slides into debt. Things look up when...

The Tsarina’s Daughter

The Tsarina’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Carolly Erickson
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): post Russian Revolution

Hiding her identity as the grand duchess daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, Daria Gradov looks back on her luxurious childhood in pre-revolutionary Russia, the machinations of an illiterate monk, and the circumstances that forced her to assume another life....

The Tzar’s Curious Runaways

The Tzar’s Curious Runaways
  • Author(s): Robin Scott-Elliot
  • Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 1725

A magical, captivating tale of adventure set in imperial Russia. St Petersburg, Russia 1725. Katinka Dashkova is running for her life because everything she knows is changing. Katinka, a dazzling ballerina with a hunched back, and her friends Alexei...

The Unravelling Of Maria

The Unravelling Of Maria
  • Author(s): F J Curlew
  • Location(s): Estonia, Scotland, Siberia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1944 - 1992

Lovers separated by the Iron Curtain. Two women whose paths should never have crossed. A remarkable journey that changes all of their lives. Maria’s history is a lie. Washed up on the shores of Sweden in 1944, with no...

The Unwomanly Face of War

The Unwomanly Face of War
  • Author(s): Svetlana Alexievich, Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator), Richard Pevear (Translator)
  • Location(s): Russia, Belarus
  • Genre(s): Historical, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Looking back to WW2

Extraordinary stories from Soviet women who fought in the Second World War – from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature “Why, having stood up for and held their own place in a once absolutely male world, have...

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...

The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great

The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great
  • Author(s): Eva Stachniak
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 18th century

From award-winning author Eva Stachniak comes this passionate novel that illuminates, as only fiction can, the early life of one of history’s boldest women. The Winter Palace tells the epic story of Catherine the Great’s improbable rise to power—...

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