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Simon Sebag Montefiore

UK flag (b.1965)
Husband of Santa Montefiore

Simon Sebag Montefiore is a historian and writer. He was born in 1965, educated at Ludgove, then Harrow School and read history at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University.

Montefiore's books are world bestsellers, published in 33 languages. His first history book, Catherine the Great & Potemkin, was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson, Duff Cooper, and Marsh Biography Prizes. Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar won the History Book of the Year Prize at the 2004 British Book Awards. Young Stalin won LA Times Book Prize for Best Biography, the Costa Biography Award, the Bruno Kreisky Prize for Political Literature, and has been shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Historical
Moscow Trilogy
   1. Sashenka (2008)
   2. One Night in Winter (2013)
   3. Red Sky at Noon (2017)
Royal Rabbits Of London (with Santa Montefiore)
   1. The Royal Rabbits Of London (2016)

     aka The Royal Rabbits

   2. Escape From the Tower (2017)

     aka Escape from the Palace

   3. The Great Diamond Chase (2018)
   4. The Hunt for the Golden Carrot (2019)
   King's Parade (1991)
   My Affair with Stalin (1997)
Non fiction show
Simon Sebag Montefiore recommends
Essex Dogs (2022)
(Essex Dogs Trilogy, book 1)
Dan Jones
"With a cast of unforgettable characters, written with irrepressible verve and historical accuracy, Dan Jones delivers a compelling novel that thrums with swordswinging energy."
How to Betray Your Country (2021)
(Discipline Files, book 2)
James Wolff
"Great espionage novels are not genre pieces but studies of betrayal, dishonour, expediency, loyalty -- the darkness of human nature, the subjects of all literature. Unsurprisingly, it's hard to find good ones but I just finished Beside the Syrian Sea by James Wolff, a debut by an ex-spy, is superb: an adventure from London to Lebanon and Syria and the desperate struggle for survival in the face of war and betrayal. Wolff is a new maestro."
Disappearing Earth (2019)
Julia Phillips
"Suspenseful, original and compelling, Disappearing Earth is a strange and haunting voyage into a strange and haunting world—the faraway Kamchatka in Russia's Far East, which is brought by this debut novelist to eerie, vibrant and unsettling life."

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