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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 weeks 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
kingsoupnut rated it 2 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 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
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...
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