Simon Sebag Montefiore is a bestselling, prizewinning historian and novelist - and his latest book The Romanovs 1613-1918 is out now and is a bestseller in many countries from USA and UK to Australia, Spain and Germany, acclaimed by critics from The NY Times to The Times of London and The Australian. "War and Peace meets Game of Thrones - a superlative history" is how the Mail on Sunday described it. It is now out in paperback. Oprah Winfrey chose it as one of her books of the year: "Turn off thy Kardashians!" she wrote. "Pick up thy Montefiore!"
The Romanovs is an enthralling epic of triumph and tragedy, love and death - the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness. Montefiore's gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire-building, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, family rivalries, sexual decadence and wild extravagance.
Montefiore is also author of the epic history books Jerusalem: The Biography, Catherine the Great and Potemkin, Young Stalin and Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar. His histories are now published in over forty languages; they have been global bestsellers and have won prizes in America and Europe. His most recent novel One Night in Winter won the UK Political Novel of the Year Prize.
Angelina Jolie and her production company Jolie Pas has recently optioned film rights to Catherine the Great and Potemkin. Read more in the Guardian. and the Daily Mail.
Jerusalem was UK Number One non-fiction bestseller and President Bill Clinton chose it as his best book of the year.
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