Laura - 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! Here are his top picks for 2016:
I love the new biography of HENRY IV by Chris Given-Wilson, a superb biography of personality, murder, revolution and tyranny – it’s got it all.
WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR by David Bates is a gripping biography, filled with blood-spattered intrigue, telling the rise of bastard to ruler of England.
William Ryan’s CONSTANT SOLDIER is a subtle WW2 thriller of horror and love with a compelling countdown to Gotterdammerung.
Blendi Fevziu’s ENVER HOXHA: IRON FIST OF ALBANIA is the surreal, terrifying chronicle of the vicious dictator who ruled a European country until 1983.
Frank Dikotter’s People’s Trilogy is the outstanding definitive political history of Mao’s brutal making of China: its last part CULTURAL REVOLUTON is breath-taking and devastating.
John Guy’s ELIZABETH: FORGOTTEN YEARS is the thrilling portrait of the deadly, golden court of an ageing queen.
Keep your eyes peeled on the 13th December as we will be giving away a bumper bundle books, including The Romanovs!
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