KYRIL ZINOVIEFF, as Kyril Fitzlyon, has made noted translation from the Russian, including the Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky. JENNY HUGHES has written for the Economist and the Guardian.
Lit up by many insights into Russian history, attitudes and customs: in short, the best kind of stimulus for the interest and enjoyment of visitors... His book is a goldmine. COUNTRY LIFE Suffused with a wealth of anecdote and drama... both knowledgeable and succinct. HISTORY TODAY Exceptionally well-informed... Kyril Zinovieff fills every palace with its former occupants and makes every event, including the siege of Leningrad, seem like yesterday. CHARLES SAUMAREZ SMITH, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'Books of the Year'