Blood Red, Snow White

“This is Marcus’ best yet. It’s hard to know where history ends and imagination begins
 as he weaves three stories into one and vividly brings to life an extraordinary time in Russia’s history.”
Wendy Cooling – founder of Bookstart.

“Spellbinding! Master storyteller, Marcus Sedgwick, weaves his enchanting story from the glittering threads of history, folklore and imagination. 
Where does one start and the other begin? Who knows? 
I was totally absorbed by from first page to last. Quite simply one of the most accomplished novels I have read in recent years.”
Nikki Gamble – Write Away!

 

 

From the left to right are the UK, US, German and Slovenian covers.

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The Russian Revolution. Fairy tale, spy thriller, love story. One man’s life during the last days of the Romanovs, beautifully imagined. Shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award.

Set in the rich and atmospheric landscape of Russia during the revolution that sent shockwaves around the world, this is the partly true story of Arthur Ransome – a writer accused of being a spy.

Fictionalising history and blending it with one man’s real life, Marcus Sedgwick expertly crafts this innovative and stimulating novel of three parts – a fairy tale full of wise and foolish kings, princesses, wishes and magic; a bleak and threatening spy thriller, and a love story . . .

This is Marcus’ best yet. It’s hard to know where history ends and imagination begins
 as he weaves three stories into one and vividly brings to life an extraordinary time in Russia’s history.

Awards

Shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award.
Nominated for The Carnegie Children’s Book Award.