Winner of The Independent Bookshop Week Book Award in the Adult Fiction category.
On 21st June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely. he lives in an attic room while Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval. Can life without luxury be the richest of all?
A sheer delight to read. brimming with humanity, humour and history. Brilliant.