Frances Welch has written for the Sunday Telegraph, Granta, The Spectator and the Financial Times. She is author of Rasputin: A Short Life (2014), The Russian Court at Sea (Short Books 2011), A Romanov Fantasy: Life at the Court of Anna Anderson (Short Books, 2007), The Romanovs & Mr Gibbes (Short Books, 2003) and co-author of Memories of Revolution: Russian Women Remember (Routledge, 1993). She is married to the writer Craig Brown, and has two children. She lives in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
“Welch writes with a limpid style and cool intelligence. ”
George Walden, Sunday Telegraph
“Frances Welch combines historical insight with a novelistic flair for character.”
“Welch is a mistress of wry description not only in this book [Rasputin] but in three other sharply observed works on the Russian court.”
Roger Boyes, The Times