Tsarina: 'Makes Game of Thrones look like a nursery rhyme' - Daisy Goodwin - High/Low (Paperback)Ellen Alpsten (author)
- Coming soon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 496
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
With its sprawling canvas and huge cast...it's an entertaining romp through the endless intrigue, violence and debauchery of court life.' * Mail on Sunday *
The extraordinary life of Catherine I of Russia is brought to life in Alpsten's colourful novel. * Sunday Times, Summer Picks *
This is the ultimate Cinderella story of an illiterate peasant girl who becomes the empress of Russia. It makes Game of Thrones look like a nursery rhyme. * Daisy Goodwin *
As detailed as the jewels and enamel inlay on the creations of Faberge...[a] crisp, elegant fictional account of history, woven with emotion and brio.' * Adriana Trigiani *
Luscious...Alpsten has clearly done some brilliant research. It reads like Game of Thrones without the dragons. * Natasha Pulley *
[Alpsten] recounts this remarkable woman's colourful life and times. * Count Nikolai Tolstoy *
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“Brilliant work of historical fiction about Russia’s first Empress”
My thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing U.K. for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘Tsarina’ by Ellen Alpsten
in exchange for an honest review.
Like a few other advance readers I had initially thought that this was a fictional... More
“An epic rags to riches tale, I loved it!”
Tsarina is an epic, rags to riches tale inspired by the story of Catherine I, who was the second wife of Peter the Great and Empress of Russia from 1725 until her death.
As a fan of historical fiction, I was excited... More
“Historical fiction at its best”
Initially I thought the book was about Catherine The Great. However, the opening of the book depicts a woman who cannot read and as we know Catherine the Great was an educated woman. It soon becomes apparent that... More
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