The Tsarina's Daughter

The Tsarina's Daughter

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Discover the highly acclaimed historical fiction series set within the glittering and ruthless House of Romanov.

'Gripping ... Who would not want to spend more time in the mad, bad world of the Romanovs?' The Times

'A delicious hotbed of greed, lust and envy' Heat

When they took everything from her, they didn't count on her fighting to get it back...

Born into the House of Romanov to the all-powerful Peter the Great and Catherine I, beautiful Tsarevna Elizabeth is the world's loveliest Princess and the envy of the Russian empire. Insulated by luxury and as a woman free from the burden of statecraft, Elizabeth is seemingly born to pursue her passions.

However, a dark prophecy predicts her fate as being inexorably twined with that of Russia. When her mother dies, Russia is torn, masks fall, and friends become foes. Elizabeth's idyllic world is upended. By her twenties she is penniless and powerless, living under constant threat. As times change like quicksand, an all-consuming passion emboldens Elizabeth: she must decide whether to take up her role as Russia's ruler, and what she's willing to do for her country - and for love.

Praise for Tsarina

'It makes Game of Thrones look like a nursery rhyme' Daisy Goodwin
'A vivid page-turner of a debut' The Times
'Tsarina should come with a health warning - once you start reading, it's impossible to stop' Hannah Rothschild
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 153 x 234mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 152660860X
  • 9781526608604
  • 942,255

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Praise for Tsarina: A vivid page-turner of a debut * The Times * Makes Game of Thrones look like a nursery rhyme -- Daisy Goodwin 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 and career of Catherine I of Russia is brought to life in Alpsten's colourful novel * Sunday Times, Summer Reading Picks 2020 * As detailed as the jewels and enamel inlay on the creations of Faberge -- Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife Alpsten recounts this remarkable woman's colourful life and times -- Count Nikolai Tolstoy Luscious and brilliant -- Natasha Pulley, author of the international bestseller The Watchmaker of Filigree Street Tsarina should come with a health warning - once you start reading, it's impossible to stop -- Hannah Rothschild, bestselling author of House of Trelawney
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About Ellen Alpsten

Ellen Alpsten was born and raised in the Kenyan highlands, before attending L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. Whilst studying for her Msc in PPE she won the Grande Ecole short story competition with her novella Meeting Mr. Gandhi and was encouraged to continue writing. Upon graduating, she worked as a producer and presenter for Bloomberg TV in London. She contributes to in ternational publications such as Vogue, Standpoint and Conde Nast Traveller. Her debut novel Tsarina was published by Bloomsbury in 2020. She lives in London with her husband and three children.
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