Giles Milton has followed his best-sellers Paradise Lost and Nathaniel’s Nutmeg with Russian Roulette. His storytelling is as fine as ever in this tale of a Soviet plot to destroy British rule in India. It is also the story of the British spies who were sent to thwart it, a small band of men who had been smuggled into Russia in the aftermath of the 1917 revolution and were led by Mansfield Cumming, a monocled, one-legged sea captain with a passion for secret inks and homemade explosives.
We are delighted that Roland Chambers will be joining Giles for this event – he is the author of The Last Englishman about Arthur Ransome’s double life in Bolshevik Russia.
Talks take place at Daunt Books, Marylebone High Street Tickets are £8 (including wine). They may be purchased from our Marylebone High Street shop in person, with credit/debit card by telephone (0207 224 2295).