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TSARINA

Hardcover: 496 pages

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (14 May 2020)

ISBN-10: 1526606410

ISBN-13: 978-1526606419

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 About 

Ellen Alpsten was born and raised in the Kenyan highlands, where she dressed up her many pets and forced them to listen to her stories.

 

Upon graduating from the 'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris', she worked as a news-anchor for Bloomberg TV London. While working gruesome night shifts on breakfast TV, she started to write in earnest, every day, after work, a nap and a run. So much for burning midnight oil! 


Today, Ellen works as an author and as a journalist for international publications such as Vogue, Standpoint, and CN Traveller. She lives in London with her husband, three sons, and a moody fox red Labrador.


'Tsarina' is her debut novel.

For more information about her literary life follow her on social media. 

TSARINA
 
My Novels
TSARINA

Spring 1699: Illegitimate, destitute and strikingly beautiful, Marta has survived the brutal Russian winter in her remote Baltic village. Sold by her family into household labour at the age of fifteen, Marta survives by committing a crime that will force her to go on the run.


A world away, Russia's young ruler, Tsar Peter I, passionate and iron-willed, has a vision for transforming the traditionalist Tsardom of Russia into a modern, Western empire. Countless lives will be lost in the process.


Falling prey to the Great Northern War, Marta cheats death at every turn, finding work as a washerwoman at a battle camp. One night at a celebration, she encounters Peter the Great. Relying on her wits and her formidable courage, and fuelled by ambition, desire and the sheer will to live, Marta will become Catherine I of Russia. But her rise to the top is ridden with peril; how long will she survive the machinations of Peter's court, and more importantly, Peter himself?

 
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'Alpsten's colourful narrative does full justice to her extraordinary career' 

 

-Sunday Times-

'Alpsten's colourful narrative does full justice to her extraordinary career' 

 

-Sunday Times-

...a vivid page-turner of a debut.

-The Times

Saturday Review-

'Alpsten's colourful narrative does full justice to her extraordinary career' 

 

-Sunday Times-

"An epic cloaked in ice and snow that will conquer countless readers."

                 -La Stampa-

'An epic debut'

-The Telegraph -

'Alpsten's colourful narrative does full justice to her extraordinary career' 

 

-Sunday Times-

"Tsarina should come with a health warning- once you start reading, it’s impossible to stop."

 

         - Hannah Rothschild -

author of "The Improbability of Love"

"Tsarina should come with a health warning- once you start reading, it’s impossible to stop."

 

         - Hannah Rothschild -

author of "The Improbability of Love"

Alpsten’s colourful narrative does full justice to [Catherine I's] extraordinary career.

 - Nick Rennison, he Sunday Times-

"Tsarina should come with a health warning- once you start reading, it’s impossible to stop."

 

         - Hannah Rothschild -

author of "The Improbability of Love"

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Ellen Alpsten

 

For any enquiries about rights & licences, or public speaking, please contact my agent Alice Lutyens @ Curtis Brown Literary Agency

Curtis Brown, Haymarket House, 28 -29 Haymarket London SW1Y 4SP

2020 by Ellen Alpsten

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