On 17 July 1918, the Russian Imperial Family was murdered. Published on the 100-year anniversary of their deaths, The Race to Save the Romanovs is an incredible detective story that uncovers the truth behind the secret plans to rescue Russia's Imperial family.
Helen Rappaport is a historian with a specialism in late Imperial Russia and the Victorians. She is the author of thirteen published books, including the Sunday Times bestseller Four Sisters- The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses; Ekaterinburg- The Last Days of the Romanovs and Caught in the Revolution- Petrograd, 1917. Helen is also historical consultant to the ITV drama series, Victoria and her books about the Victorians include Magnificent Obsession- Victoria, Albert and the Death that Changed the Monarchy.
"I read The Race to Save the Romanovs in more or less in a single
sitting. It's absolutely marvellous - packed with details,
beautifully paced and told me lots of things I didn't know." --
"What I always love about Helen Rappaport's books is that they appeal to the heart as well as the head. She's a writer of great compassion." -- LUCY WORSLEY
"A groundbreaking book... [which] prove[s] that, even as the centenary of their deaths by firing squad at Ekaterinburg approaches... there remain fresh angles and, crucially, unused evidence pertaining to the Romanovs." * The Daily Telegraph *
"Highly entertaining... Rappaport introduces us to a colourful array of con men, charlatans and fantasists involved in ideas to free the Romanovs... She is a vivid storyteller" -- Victor Sebestyen * Sunday Times *
"Gripping... Rappaport has uncovered many missing pieces in the story, from the diplomatic wrangling over the tsar's fate to a number of "hare-brained" rescue schemes hatched by monarchist sympathisers." * The Times *