Details the life of the German-born Russian empress, from her birth in Stettin to her death at sixty-six, and recreates the extravagant life of her court, portraying the men and women who shared or succumbed to her power.
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Virginia Rounding is the author of Les Grandes Horizontales (2003), is fluent in French and Russian (vital for the source material of her new book). She lives in London (EC1).Review:
"A great thumping triumph of a book." Daily Telegraph "Enjoyable and perceptive study ... Rounding has read widely, and writes punctilious, professional history with a no-nonsense style and a respectful relish for the details that make the past come alive." -- Simon Sebag Montefiore Sunday Telegraph "Rounding writes with enviable lucidity, and gives us the most accessible and enjoyable portrait yet." Daily Mail "Written with vigour and intelligence enough to do justice to its prodigious subject." Sunday Times "Rounding shows that ... the reality is far more interesting than any of the fictions." Scotland on Sunday
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Descripción HUTCHINSON (RAND), 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0091799929
Descripción HUTCHINSON (RAND), 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0091799929
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