Talk and Signing with Simon Sebag Montefiore 21st June 6.30 for 7pm at Cheap Street Church, Sherborne, tickets £5 available from Winstone’s
Red Sky and Noon: Love and War in Fiction and History
We are thrilled to welcome Simon the renowned historian and novelist to Sherborne to celebrate the launch of his brilliant new novel Red Sky and Noon: Love and War in Fiction and History
Simon will be interviewed by locally based writer Tom Payne and will then be available to take questions and sign books. Book early this will be a popular and memorable event.
Red Sky at Noon by award- winning and critically acclaimed author Simon Sebag Montefiore. Published 15th June 2017, £16.99.
From master historian Simon Sebag Montefiore comes an enthralling tale of triumph and tragedy, love and death. The third in the critically acclaimed, award- winning ‘Moscow Trilogy’, Red Sky at Noon is historical fiction at its finest and most epic.
Most of his books are being developed as film & television dramas. Angelina Jolie has optioned Catherine the Great & Potemkin, whilst Twentieth Century Fox have bought his children's book Royal Rabbits of London (co-written with Santa Montefiore).
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 day 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 also on the Eastern 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, 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 in 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 all around the world.
‘A master storyteller – his fiction is compelling’ GQ
‘A natural storyteller who brings his encyclopaedic knowledge of Russian history to life in language that glitters like the ice of St Petersburg.’ Washington Post
‘A nail-biting drama… Readers of Sebastian Faulks and Hilary Mantel will lap this up’
Mail on Sunday