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In Conversation with International Bestselling Author Simon Sebag Montefior...
Wed, June 7, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM BST
Red Sky and Noon: Love and War in Fiction and History
Master historian Simon Sebag Montefiore enthralls readers with his latest tale of triumph, tragedy, love and death. the highly anticipated third in the critically aclaimed and award-winning Moscow Trilogy, Red Sky at Noon is historical fiction at its fines and most epic.
Don't miss this opportunity to meet one of the greatest historical fiction authors writing today as he introduces his work, research as a historian and life. Admission is priced at £16.99 and includes the cost of a hardback copy of Red Sky at Noon which attendees are able to collect on the night and have signed as a memento of the evening.
Stalingrad, Russia, 1942: War is on the Horizon
Imprisoned in the Gulags for a crime he did not commit, Benya Golden joins a penal battalion made up of Cossacks and convicts to fight the Nazis. He enrols in the Russian cavalry and, on a hot summer dau in July 1942, he and his band of brothers are sent on a desperate mission behind enemy lines. Switching between Benya's war in the grasslands of Southern Russia and Stalin's plans in the Kremlin, between Benya's intense affair with an Italian nurse and a romance between Stalin's daughter and a journalist on the Easter Front, this is a sweeping story of passion, bravery and human survival where personal betrayal is a constant companion, and death just a heartbeat away.
Simon Sebag Montefiore is a renowned storyteller whose prize-winning and bestselling novels are published in over 27 languages. Red Sky at Noon is the third of the trilogy of acclaimed novels, Sashenka and One Night iun Winter which won the Political Novel of the Year Prize and was longlisted for the Orwell Prize. His history books include Jerusalem: the Biography, Stalin: the Court of the Red Tsar, and most recently, The Romanovs. They are bestsellers across the globe.
Simon will be in conversation with John Gillmore from BBC Radio Lancashire. The event itself will last approximately one hour (including time for question and answers), the close time listed is in anticipation of when the signing will end and is an approximation.