'...a hugely enjoyable and informative account of the making and afterlife of the jeweller's art.' -- Sam Leith, Spectator
'A throughly engrossing and meticulous look at the coveted collectables'
'An engrossing history of the eggs and the turbulent times in which they were made' -- Antiques Magazine
'Faber recognises that the facts surrounding the eggs are more than a match for any myth.' -- Literary Review
'Faber's is the first book to tell the story of the Faberge eggs against the background of their time...' -- Leicester Mercury
'Superlatively researched . . fascinating'
-- Waterstone's Books Quarterly
'They were the ultimate Easter eggs - extravagant ornamental gifts.' -- Sunday Telegraph
'What a well written tale it is . . . highly readable and well researched' -- Western Daily Press
'[A] fascinating chronicle . . . illustrated with some remarkable photographs.' -- Hull Daily Mail
About the Author
Toby Faber was formerly Managing Director of the publishing house Faber & Faber. He was born in Cambridge in 1965, and now lives in London with his wife and daughter. His last book was Stradivarius
, also published by Macmillan.