Reviews

  • "I read The Race to Save the Romanovs in more or less in a single sitting. It’s absolutely marvellous – packed with details, beautifully paced and told me lots of things I didn’t know."

    PETER FRANKOPAN
  • "What I always love about Helen Rappaport’s books is that they appeal to the heart as well as the head. She’s a writer of great compassion."

    LUCY WORSLEY
  • "A groundbreaking book... [which] prove[s] that, even as the centenary of their deaths by firing squad at Ekaterinburg approaches... there remain fresh angles and, crucially, unused evidence pertaining to the Romanovs."

    The Daily Telegraph
  • "Highly entertaining... Rappaport introduces us to a colourful array of con men, charlatans and fantasists involved in ideas to free the Romanovs... She is a vivid storyteller"

    Victor Sebestyen, Sunday Times
  • "Gripping... Rappaport has uncovered many missing pieces in the story, from the diplomatic wrangling over the tsar’s fate to a number of "hare-brained" rescue schemes hatched by monarchist sympathisers."

    The Times