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Simon Sebag Montefiore
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 2 years ago
If you've come here hoping for your next read of the summer then I'm afraid I have to disappoint you (unless this sounds up your street for some reason). The Royal Rabbits of London by Santa Montefiore & Simon Sebag Montefiore caught my eye because of the fantastic cover illustration of rabbits in v...
kingsoupnut rated it 4 years ago
Montefiore's history of Jerusalem happened to be the first book I reviewed on Booklikes and I was happy to revisit the author with another one of his works. It seems that every time I pick up a history book in a book shop it is endorsed by Montefiore, he's clearly very passionate in his pursuit of h...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 4 years ago
I picked up the audio of this for two reasons. The first is that after reading Romanovs: Ruling Russia 1613-1917 I wanted to know more. For some reason, I didn't know that Catherine the Great was a Romanov, so I figured I should know more. Second, Beale does the audio, and he is great.So dense, and ...
Figgy O'Connell
Figgy O'Connell rated it 5 years ago
The Romanovs inhabit a world of family rivalry, imperial ambition, lurid glamour, sexual excess and depraved sadism; this is a world where obscure strangers suddenly claim to be dead monarchs reborn, brides are poisoned, fathers torture their sons to death, sons kill fathers, wives murder husbands, ...
kingsoupnut rated it 6 years ago
I picked this up on a whim, sometimes the best way to find a book. I started it almost in a stand offish way. I was wary that it would have a heavy religious bias, but found myself pleasantly surprised to find it quite impartial. Not knowing anything about the period or the setting; I was drawn into...
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