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#12Days: Simon Sebag Montefiore’s Christmas Recommendations

- December 8th, 2016

Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of The Romanovs: 1613-1918 has shared some of his favourite books with us, for some Christmas gifting inspiration!

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Start reading The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore

- January 26th, 2016

The Romanovs is the epic new history from the bestselling author of Jerusalem. It is out on 28th January in Hardback and ebook, and you can start reading here.

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Dictators Get the Deaths They Deserve – an article by Simon Sebag Montefiore

- November 4th, 2011

Read Simon Sebag Montefiore’s recent article in the New York Times about the demise of dictators …

“ALL political lives, unless they are cut off in midstream at a happy juncture, end in failure,” wrote Enoch Powell, the controversial but often perspicacious British politician, “because that is the nature of politics and of human affairs.” But the political lives of tyrants play out human affairs with a special intensity: the death of a democratic leader long after his retirement is a private matter, but the death of a tyrant is always a political act that reflects the character of his power. If a tyrant dies peacefully in bed in the full resplendence of his rule, his death is a theater of that power; if a tyrant is executed while crying for mercy in the dust, then that, too, is a reflection of the nature of a fallen regime and the reaction of an oppressed people …

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Simon Sebag Montefiore’s summer reading list

- July 20th, 2011

The critically acclaimed author of Jerusalem: The Biography shares his top six for this year’s summer reading …

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Simon Sebag Montefiore talks about his new book Jerusalem: The Biography

- February 10th, 2011

Jerusalem: The Biography is out now in hardback and the audio is read by Andrew Sachs. To listen to an extract click here.

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