Frances Welch

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.”
Evening Standard
“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

Books by Frances Welch

<a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/the-russian-court-at-sea"><strong>The Russian Court At Sea</strong><br />The Last Days of a Great Dynasty: The Romanov's Voyage into Exile</a><br /><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/the-russian-court-at-sea" class="plain-link">On 11th April 1919, less than a year after the assassination of the Romanovs, the British battleship HMS Marlborough left Yalta carrying 17 members of the Russian Imperial Family into perpetual exile. </a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/the-russian-court-at-sea"><img  src="http://shortbooks.co.uk/wp-content/themes/outreach/images/transparentgif.gif" border="0" width="160px" height="244px" alt="" /></a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/the-romanov-fantasy"><strong>The Romanov Fantasy</strong><br />Life at the Court of Anna Anderson</a><br /><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/the-romanov-fantasy" class="plain-link">Did the 17-year-old Anastasia survive the massacre of the Russian Royal family in 1917? The possibility that she, the youngest of the Tsar’s daughters, might have escaped, and the universal longing to salvage some thread of hope from the tragedy, has provided a rich spawning ground for claimants.</a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/the-romanov-fantasy"><img  src="http://shortbooks.co.uk/wp-content/themes/outreach/images/transparentgif.gif" border="0" width="160px" height="244px" alt="" /></a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/the-romanov%e2%80%99s-and-mr-gibbes"><strong>The Romanovs and Mr Gibbes</strong><br />The Story of the Englishman who taught the children of the last Tsar</a><br /><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/the-romanov%e2%80%99s-and-mr-gibbes" class="plain-link">Frances Welch draws on a wealth of unpublished material to throw new light on the Romanov story, telling it from the English teacher’s point of view. </a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/the-romanov%e2%80%99s-and-mr-gibbes"><img  src="http://shortbooks.co.uk/wp-content/themes/outreach/images/transparentgif.gif" border="0" width="160px" height="244px" alt="" /></a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/rasputin"><strong>Rasputin</strong></a><br /><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/rasputin" class="plain-link">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),  [...]</a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/rasputin"><img  src="http://shortbooks.co.uk/wp-content/themes/outreach/images/transparentgif.gif" border="0" width="160px" height="244px" alt="" /></a>