Virginia Rounding Catherine the Great

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Catherine the Great

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9780091799922: Catherine the Great

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A reconstruction of the 18th-century empress's life that includes coverage of such topics as her efforts to engage Russia in the cultural life of Europe, her creation of the Hermitage and her numerous scandal-free romantic affairs.

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Virginia Rounding is the author of Les Grandes Horizontales (2003), is fluent in French and Russian (vital for the source material of her new book). She lives in London (EC1).

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"A great thumping triumph of a book." * Daily Telegraph * "Enjoyable and perceptive study ... Rounding has read widely, and writes punctilious, professional history with a no-nonsense style and a respectful relish for the details that make the past come alive." -- Simon Sebag Montefiore * Sunday Telegraph * "Rounding writes with enviable lucidity, and gives us the most accessible and enjoyable portrait yet." * Daily Mail * "Written with vigour and intelligence enough to do justice to its prodigious subject." * Sunday Times * "Rounding shows that ... the reality is far more interesting than any of the fictions." * Scotland on Sunday *

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