In the bestselling tradition of Dr Zhivago, Sophie s Choice and The Island, an epic story of revolution, passion and betrayal - and one woman whose extraordinary secret lies uncovered for half a century.
Simon Montefiore is a historian, novelist and television presenter. His book, Catherine the Great and Potemkin 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, and Young Stalin was chosen as Biography of the Year in the 2008 Costa Book Awards. He lives in London with his wife, the novelist, Santa Montefiore, and their two children.