Four Sisters:the Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses
Shortlisted for Spear's Book Awards: Family History Book of the Year 2014.
Rappaport is insightful in her analysis of Alexandra's vulnerability [and] illuminates the precise influence of Grigori Rasputin ... An astoundingly intimate tale of domestic life lived in the crucible of power. Observer [Rappaport] brings to Four Sisters an encyclopedic knowledge of the minutiae of Nicholas and Alexandra's family life ... Four Sisters is a study in unity. It demonstrates resoundingly the strength of family ties. The Telegraph A well-written gem ... a fascinating, in-depth and comprehensively researched study of the imperial daughters. Daily Express Evocative and beautifully researched and told, this is narrative history at its best. Bookseller Poignant [and] well written ... Rappaport's sensitive portrayal of the doomed sisters draws the reader into an attachment to each one. Mail on Sunday
Helen Rappaport is a historian with a specialism in the nineteenth century. She is the author of eleven published books, including Ekaterinburg: The Last Days of the Romanovs and Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert and the Death that Changed the Monarchy. She is also the author, with Roger Watson, of Capturing the Light. For more information, you can visit her website at www.helenrappaport.com.