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One Night in Winter by Simon Sebag Montefiore
  

One Night in Winter

Part of the The Moscow Trilogy Series
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Simon Sebag Montefiore is a leading historian, an expert on Stalinist Russia, who has written many histories including the definitive study of Stalin’s court, but this is very far from the work of a dry historian. Rich and vivid with period detail, Sebag Montefiore lays on top of his immaculate scene setting, a gripping narrative based on a true story which is at once thrilling and romantic and full of character. A wonderful historical read.

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One Night in Winter by Simon Sebag Montefiore

If your children were forced to testify against you, what terrible secrets would they reveal? Moscow 1945. As Stalin and his courtiers celebrate victory over Hitler, shots ring out. On a nearby bridge, a teenage boy and girl lie dead. But this is no ordinary tragedy and these are no ordinary teenagers, but the children of Russia's most important leaders who attend the most exclusive school in Moscow. Is it murder? A suicide pact? Or a conspiracy against the state? Directed by Stalin himself, an investigation begins as children are arrested and forced to testify against their friends - and their parents. This terrifying witch-hunt soon unveils illicit love affairs and family secrets in a hidden world where the smallest mistakes will be punished with death.


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'Gripping and cleverly plotted. Doomed love at the heart of a violent society is the heart of Montefiore's One Night in Winter... depicting the Kafkaesque labyrinth into which the victims stumble.' - The Sunday Times

'A nail-biting drama ... Montefiore writes brilliantly about love, timeless dilemmas, family devotion, teenage romance and the grand passion of adultery. Readers of Sebastian Faulks and Hilary Mantel will lap this up.' - Mail on Sunday

'A master storyteller when writing as a historian, Sebag Montefiore's fiction is just as compelling in this thriller set in Stalin's Moscow.' - GQ

' Snuggle up in front of the fire with a glass of red and this captivating story ... a dark enigmatic thriller ... the way he weaves fiction and history is a true gift.' - Marie Claire

About the Author

Simon Sebag Montefiore

Simon Sebag Montefiore is a historian and writer. His books are international bestsellers, published in 27 languages. CATHERINE THE GREAT AND POTEMKIN (originally POTEMKIN: PRINCE OF PRINCES) was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson, Duff Cooper, and Marsh Biography Prizes. STALIN: THE COURT OF THE RED TSAR won the History Book of the Year Prize at the 2004 British Book Awards. YOUNG STALIN (published May 2007) is its companion and prequel. Born in 1965, Montefiore read History at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, novelist, and television presenter, he lives in London with his wife, the novelist Santa Montefiore, and their two children. He is now writing JERUSALEM: THE BIOGRAPHY, a fresh history of the Middle East.

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Publication date

1st February 2014

Author

Simon Sebag Montefiore

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Family Drama
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Historical fiction

ISBN

9780099580331

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