Rubies in the Snow

by Kate Hubbard

  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Price: £5.99
  • Format: Paperback
  • Extent: 320p
  • ISBN: 978-1-906021-64-1
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Cast your mind back, to the early years of the 20th century. To Russia. An endless country of icy wastes and dusty plains, of silvery birch trees and black earth. A country of extremes. Of unimaginable wealth and unspeakable poverty. Of excess and hunger. Of culture and cruelty. A country ruled for nearly 300 years by one family, long accustomed to power and privilege – the Romanovs.

And born into that family is a girl, an ordinary sort of girl in many respects, but one swept up by extraordinary circumstances: her name is Anastasia Nicolaevna Romanov, the last Grand Duchess, and this is her diary.

Accompany her on an incredible journey, as the world around her fragments and shatters…

“An engrossing fictionalised diary which breathes life into the bare facts of history.”
<em> The Sunday Times </em>

About Kate Hubbard

Kate Hubbard is the author of A Material Girl: Bess of Hardwick (Short Books, 2001), WHO WAS... Charlotte Brontë and WHO WAS... Queen Victoria from the Short Books children’s historical biography series. She lives in London and Dorset.

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