• "Intricate, fast moving... by the time I put the book down, long after midnight, I was in tears"

  • "If you’re fascinated by twentieth-century Russian history, you’ll be intrigued by the tale of Sashenka, a loyal Communist wife married to a powerful party member, whose life starts to unravel when she embarks upon an affair…The author is a noted historian, and this novel is full of fascinating, meticulously researched detail about Russian life."

    Daisy Buchanan