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A book to recommend, 12 Feb. 2012
I enjoy reading history and historical novels that are based on fact and well-researched. This is one I am now recommending to all my friends and colleagues. Not only is it well written, but it beautifully captures the spirit of the time in which it is set and St Petersburg at the time of the events. This early revolutionary period in Russia is not an historical subject that is well-known or perhaps immediately appeals, but Andrew Williams has brought this to life and I now find I know a lot more history wihout really trying. It is a gripping storyline that explores this proto revolution from the revolutionaries perspective and I found myself making parallels with the equally wrong-headed convictions of terrorists today. A good choice for a book club.