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#12Days: Simon Sebag Montefiore’s Christmas Recommendations

Author post, Non Fiction, Simon Sebag Montefiore

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:



HENRY IV by Chris Given-Wilson

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, David Bates

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, The Constant Soldier

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

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.









Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years, John Guy

John Guy’s ELIZABETH: FORGOTTEN YEARS is the thrilling portrait of the deadly, golden court of an ageing queen.










Mikhail Zygar’s ALL THE KREMLIN’S MEN: INSIDE PUTIN’S COURTMikhail Zygar’s ALL THE KREMLIN’S MEN: INSIDE PUTIN’S COURT is the best book on Putin – a revelatory portrait of an accidental president and a natural-born tsar.









The Romanovs, Simon Sebag Montefiore

The Romanovs is out now in hardback, ebook and audio.

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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