December 1825. St Petersburg, Imperial Russia. Two lives torn apart by revolution. The true story of one woman’s determination to follow her destiny. A vivid recreation of Imperial Russia. For fans of Anna Karenina and Dr Zhivago.
Paulina Annenkova is a sumptuous novel about power and passion in Imperial Russia. It was shortlisted for the Amazon Breakthrough novel award 2011. Starting in Senate Square, St Petersburg, December 1825 with a scene of bloody massacre when troops loyal to the Tsar ruthlessly suppress an attempted coup d'etat... read more »
To follow her lover Paulina must make the daunting journey across Russia. Will she overcome the odds stacked against her to make the epic journey by horse-drawn sledge across the frozen steppes of Russia? Our map of the journey gives you a breathtaking sense of the distance travelled... read more »
Reading a borrowed copy of Tolstoy's 'Anna Karenina' at the age of fifteen inspired Catherine Weir to learn Russian at school, a decision which ultimately led to a degree in Russian language and literature from Durham University... read more »