“A Magnificent Obsession will immerse you in history . . . Rappaport's book brings alive an almost forgotten time. A must-read if you love British history.” ―British Weekly
“A fluid and astute writer, Rappaport delivers a historically discerning portrait of Victoria in the 1860s.” ―Booklist
“Rappaport offers an absorbing, perceptive, and detailed picture of a constitutional monarchy in crisis.” ―Publishers Weekly
“An absorbing account of the making of a queen through her awful, protracted grief.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“As shocking and immediate as a thriller. . . . [A] gripping read.” ―People magazine (3 ½ stars) on The Last Days of the Romanovs
“Quite simply, stunning. . . . Chilling and poignant, this is how history books should be written.” ―Alison Weir, author of Henry VIII: The King and His Court, on The Last Days of the Romanovs
About the Author
HELEN RAPPAPORT studied Russian at Leeds University and is a specialist in Russian and nineteenth-century women's history. She lives in Oxford. She is the author of books including The Last Days of the Romanovs and A Magnificent Obsession.