Books by Simon Sebag Montefiore

ESCAPE FROM THE PALACE by Santa Montefiore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2019

"Another whimsical trip down the rabbit hole. (Animal fantasy. 7-12)"
The sequel to The Royal Rabbits of London (2018) picks up six weeks after young Shylo Tawny-Tail left his cozy home in the Warren for bustling London on a quest to foil a plot to harm the queen. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A somewhat useful historical reference driven by an idiosyncratic definition of 'titan.'"
An encyclopedia of "individuals who have each somehow changed the course of world events," in which murderers and criminals find prominent places. Read full book review >
THE ROYAL RABBITS OF LONDON by Santa Montefiore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A humorous, fast-paced adventure with a surprisingly engaging and inspiring hero who discovers 'anything in the world is possible.' (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
A quiet young bunny longing for adventure becomes involved with a band of elite rabbits dedicated to safeguarding the royal family of England. Read full book review >
RED SKY AT NOON by Simon Sebag Montefiore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A novel this ambitious could use a little more moral nuance, as the characters are either all good or (in most cases) all evil. Yet the gritty war scenes and the lovers' pursuit keep the pages turning."
Montefiore's (The Romanovs, 2016, etc.) World War II novel traces 10 eventful days in the life of Benya Golden, a Russian political prisoner who has joined the fight against the Nazis. Read full book review >
THE ROMANOVS by Simon Sebag Montefiore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2016

"A magisterial portrayal of these 'megalomaniacs, monsters and saints' as eminently human and fallible."
A lively work illustrating the personalities, sensuality, and steely wills of the long line of Russian rulers. Read full book review >
ONE NIGHT IN WINTER by Simon Sebag Montefiore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"A kind of Virgin Suicides for the Soviet set, speaking to much that's dark in the human soul—but to what can redeem it, too."
British historian Montefiore turns in his second novel, a foreboding tale of Soviet Russia based on actual events. Read full book review >
JERUSALEM by Simon Sebag Montefiore
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"An essential text, bathed in blood, lit with faint hope."
The sanguinary story of thousands of years of conflict in the home city of religions. Read full book review >
YOUNG STALIN by Simon Sebag Montefiore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2007

"Essential to understanding one of the 20th century's premier monsters and the nation he wrought."
Joe Stalin, gang-banger. Read full book review >