The Tzar’s Curious Runaways
A magical, captivating tale of adventure set in imperial Russia. St Petersburg, Russia 1725. Katinka Dashkova is running for her life because everything she knows is changing. Katinka, a dazzling ballerina with a hunched back, and her friends Alexei the Giant and Nikolai the dwarf are different. That’s why they are part of Peter the Great’s Circus of Curiosities. But the Tzar is dead and they must flee the Winter Palace. Guided by a special map, they set out across Russia running for their lives. An enthralling and delicious blend of history and fiction.
A BRILLIANTLY SUSPENSEFUL NOVEL WHICH SHOULD HAVE EVEN THE MOST RELUCTANT READER EAGER TO REACH THE NEXT CLIFF-EDGE. The Telegraph, Book of the Week.THRILLING AND MOVING. Clare Balding. A VIVIDLY TOLD DEBUT. Fiona Noble, The Bookseller, October Previews. A BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED DEBUT BRIMMING WITH ADVENTURE- A CLASSIC IN THE MAKING. A. M Howell, author of The Garden of Lost Secrets. WORD PERFECT.STORYTELLING MAGIC. Scott Evans, Mr E Primary. BEAUTIFUL DESCRIPTIONS AND A BRILLIANT GRIPPING PACE. Books for Topics
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