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Simon Sebag Montefiore is a bestselling, prizewinning writer whose books are now published in 48 languages. His latest novel is Red Sky at Noon, the last of his Moscow Trilogy of Sashenka and One Night in Winter. His latest history 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.

Red Sky at Noon is a wartime thriller and adventure story set on horseback in the grasslands of south Russia during WW2, described by the Times as a "deeply satisfying pageturner", the Observer as a "searing tale of love and war" and the Telegraph as "a gripping epic...a Western on the Eastern front."

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. Jerusalem was UK Number One non-fiction bestseller and President Bill Clinton chose it as his best book of the year. Oprah Winfrey chose The Romanovs as one of her books of the year: "Turn off thy Kardashians!" she wrote. "Pick up thy Montefiore!"

He is also the author (with Santa Montefiore) of a new series of childrens' books called Royal Rabbits of London and the second book Royal Rabbits of London: Escape from the Tower.

Most of his books are now being developed as movies or tv drama series. Angelina Jolie has optioned film rights to Catherine the Great and Potemkin. Read more in The Guardian. and the Daily Mail.

Jerusalem: the Biography has been optioned by Lionsgate to make into a tv drama series. Royal Rabbits of London has been bought by Twenty First Century Fox to make into a series of animated movies.

Read more about The Romanovs.

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Other Books by Simon Sebag Montefiore

  • Titans of History

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