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Simon Sebag Montefiore
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kingsoupnut rated it 1 year 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...
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Chris' Fish Place rated it 2 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 2 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 3 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...
Sorry kids, no feet.
Sorry kids, no feet. rated it 4 years ago
If not for part three of this novel, this would have been a 1.5 star read. I don't want to give too much away (even using spoilers). Part three involves a young girl named Katinka who is hired by a woman to track down her biological parents who gave up their children in the days before Russia would ...
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