An evening with Helen Rappaport

Author of The Race to Save the Romanovs
Wednesday 27th June 2018 18:30 at London - Piccadilly

17 July is the 100th anniversary of the murder of the Romanov Royal family and ahead of the centenary, Hutchinson are publishing Helen Rappaport’s gripping investigative history that examines, challenges and often overturns the supposed 'evidence' of the fate of the Romanovs, counting down to their murder, varied rescue attempts and their ultimate downfall. Alongside the new research and evidence in The Race to Save the Romanovs, Helen Rappaport also writes with the modern relationship between Britain and Russia in mind and in dissecting historic Anglo-Russian relations has a lot to say about current and future expectations between the two nations.

Drawing on extensive lost and overlooked material in eight languages, The Race to Save the Romanovs overturns 100 years of traditional thinking that the failure to evacuate the Romanovs to England in 1917 was all the fault of King George V. There are many players in this story, several of whose role has never been fully explored till now. Bestselling historian and Russian expert, Helen Rappaport sets out to uncover exactly why the Romanovs’ European royal relatives and the Allied governments all failed to get them to safety.

Dr Helen Rappaport is a Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling historian, as well as one of a very small few Russian-speaking female historians in the UK. She is a historical consultant for the TV drama series, Victoria and has written for The Times, Sunday Times and Daily Mail and been interviewed on countless TV and radio outlets including BBC News, Woman’s Hour, Today Programme and many other programmes. She is one of a select few documentarians who has been invited to the official ceremony in Ekaterinburg in July to mark the formal burial of the remains of the Romanovs and the only British historian focusing on Russia to have a Russian edition for the last three of her books.

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