The Winter Palace

The Winter Palace

A Novel of Catherine the Great

Large Print - 2012
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Behind every great ruler lies a betrayal. Eva Stachniak's novel sweeps readers into the passionate, intimate, and treacherous world of Catherine the Great, revealing Russia's greatest matriarch from her earliest days in court, where the most valuable currency was the secrets of nobility and the most dangerous weapon to wield was ambition. Two young women, caught in the landscape of shifting allegiances, navigate the treacherous waters of palace intrigue. Barbara is a servant who will become one of Russia's most cunning royal spies. Sophia is a pretty, naive German duchess who will become Catherine the Great.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2012
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410447425
1410447421
Branch Call Number: LPF STA NVD
Characteristics: 655 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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Great novel, well researched. I have read other Russian Hostory so I felt the story was true to court life and historical times and I loved the perspective from an educated orphan who becomes a palace spy for the young Catherine before she assumes power. I will certainly look for more from this author

librarylil Nov 19, 2012

Great read for fans of historical fiction the subject Catherine the Great.

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