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A Gentle Axe

A Gentle Axe

Author(s): R N Morris

Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): 19th Century

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A great setting of 19th Century St Petersburg for this crime novel

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Brief Loves that Live Forever

Brief Loves that Live Forever

Author(s): Andrei Makine

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Fiction

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In Soviet Russia the desire for freedom is also a desire for the freedom to love. Lovers live as outlaws, traitors to the collective spirit, and love is more intense when it feels like an act of resistance. Now...

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Consolations of the Forest

Consolations of the Forest

Author(s): Sylvain Tesson

Location(s): Siberia

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 2010

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In Consolations of the Forest, Sylvain Tesson explains how he found a radical solution to his need for freedom, one as ancient as the experiences of the hermits of old Russia: he decided to lock himself alone in a...

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Critique of Criminal Reason

Critique of Criminal Reason

Author(s): Michael Gregorio

Location(s): Kaliningrad (Königsberg)

Genre(s): Crime

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Hanno Stiffeniis, a rural magistrate, is asked come to Königsberg to solve a series of murders that have caused terror in the city: set against the Napoleonic Wars 1803/4.

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Kolymsky Heights

Kolymsky Heights

Author(s): Lionel Davidson

Location(s): Siberia

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 20th Century

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Kolymsky Heights. A frozen Siberian hell lost in endless night. The perfect location for an underground Russian research station. It’s a place so secret it doesn’t officially exist; once there, the scientists are forbidden to leave. But one scientist...

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Russka

Russka

Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Historical, Short Stories

Era(s): Various

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Russka is the story of the history of the Russian heartland, in Edward Rutherfurd’s proven style. He traces family stories through short stories.

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The Last Englishman: The Double Life of Arthur Ransome

The Last Englishman: The Double Life of Arthur Ransome

Author(s): Roland Chambers

Location(s): England, Russia

Genre(s): Biography

Era(s): First half of the 20th Century

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Arthur Ransome is best known for the twelve immortal ”Swallows and Amazons” books he wrote on his return from Russia in 1928. From his prose he appears a genial and gentle Englishman, who, like his protagonists, pursued benign maritime...

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The Red Coffin

The Red Coffin

Author(s): Sam Eastland

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 1939

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It is 1939. The world stands on the brink of Armageddon. In the Soviet Union, years of revolution, fear and persecution have left the country unprepared to face the onslaught of Nazi Germany. For the coming battles, Stalin has...

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The Road of Bones: A Journey to the Dark Heart of Russia

The Road of Bones: A Journey to the Dark Heart of Russia

Author(s): Jeremy Poolman

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

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The Road of Bones is the story of Russia’s greatest road. For over 200 years, the route of the Vladimirka Road has been at the centre of the nation’s history, having witnessed everything from the first human footsteps to...

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The Romanov Prophecy

The Romanov Prophecy

Author(s): Steve Berry

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 20th Century and near future

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History is being made and Miles Lord has a ringside seat. The people of Russia have voted to bring back the tsar, a ruler to be selected from the distant relatives of Nicholas II, who was murdered along with...

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