More than half a million readers have fallen in love with the New York
Times bestseller A Gentleman in Moscow 'Everything a novel should be:
charming, witty, poetic and generous. An absolute delight' Mail on Sunday
'A work of great charm, intelligence and insight' Sunday Times 'Winning . .
. gorgeous . . . satisfying . . . Towles is a craftsman' New York Times
Book Review 'A comic masterpiece' Daily Express 'If we do a better book
than this one on the book club this year we will be very very lucky' Matt
Williams, Radio 2 Book Club 'Abundant in humour, history and humanity'
Sunday Telegraph 'Wistful, whimsical and wry' Sunday Express 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. But instead of being taken to his usual suite, he is led to
an attic room with a window the size of a chessboard. Deemed an unrepentant
aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house
arrest indefinitely. While Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval,
the Count, stripped of the trappings that defined his life, is forced to
question what makes us who we are. And with the assistance of a glamorous
actress, a cantankerous chef and a very serious child, Rostov unexpectedly
discovers a new understanding of both pleasure and purpose.

Amor Towles—A Gentleman In Moscow

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