Ive just started this, by Amor Towles, for the LBC Horsforth book club next Wednesday.
On 21 June 1922, Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol.
Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely. But instead of his usual suite, he must now live in an attic room while Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval.
Can a life without luxury be the richest of all?Amazon
5% in and it’s not as quick a read as I’d hoped but very gripping and incredibly visual. I’m not surprised that it’s soon to be made into a TV series (starring Kenneth Branagh according to Amazon).