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05 December 2018

Olga's Egg by Sophie Law

When I was invited to the 12 Days of Clink Street blog tour I knew immediately which book I would pick - because I had already heard wonderful things about Olga's Egg by Sophie Law (and also the cover is beautiful).

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When Fabergé specialist Assia Wynfield learns of the discovery of a long-lost Fabergé egg made for the Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, daughter of the last Tsar of Russia, she appears to be the only person with misgivings.

On travelling to St. Petersburg to see the egg, Assia moves among Russia’s new rich but finds herself pulled back into a family past she would rather forget. With news that a friend is missing, Assia starts to dig deeper. But does she really want the answers to the questions she is asking?

Set in today’s glamorous world of Russian art with glimpses into the lives of the last Romanovs as their empire crumbled in the wake of the Russian Revolution, Olga’s Egg is an enthralling tale of love, family secrets and the artistic treasures that conceal them.

Source: Review Copy

5 Words: History, danger, glamour, family, power.

An incredible amount of research must have gone in to the story, because it is so rich and vivid and intricate that you feel like you're there. It was like I was walking around St. Petersburg myself, exploring.

I have to admit that I didn't really like Assia - but that's not a bad thing. It did mean it was difficult to connect to her, but I really empathised with her and loved reading about her tumultuous family and strained relationships.

My favourite thing about this book was definitely the settings. There are wonderfully written and so lavish and rich.

Olga's Egg is a beautiful story combining historical and contemporary narratives in a thrilling and beautiful journey.

Now, I'm off to watch Anastasia, because after reading this book it's a Mood.

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