Bryn Turnbull (The Last Grand Duchess) Virtual Author Talk with Westerly Library

Bryn Turnbull Virtual Author Talk 5/11 @ 6pm

Westerly Library presents a virtual author talk with Bryn Turnbull for the book The Last Grand Duchess on May 11 at 6pm. Click here to register.

Signed copies are available while supplies last!


The Last Grand Duchess book coverAbout the Book

Grand Duchess Olga Romanov comes of age amid a shifting tide for the great dynasties of Europe. But even as unrest simmers in the capital, Olga is content to live within the confines of the sheltered life her parents have built for her and her three sisters: hiding from the world on account of their mother's ill health, their brother Alexei's secret affliction, and rising controversy over Father Grigori Rasputin, the priest on whom the tsarina has come to rely. Olga's only escape from the seclusion of Alexander Palace comes from the grand tea parties her aunt hosts amid the shadow court of Saint Petersburg--a world of opulent ballrooms, scandalous flirtation, and whispered conversation.

But as war approaches, the palaces of Russia are transformed. Olga and her sisters trade their gowns for nursing habits, assisting in surgeries and tending to the wounded bodies and minds of Russia's military officers. As troubling rumors about her parents trickle in from the front, Olga dares to hope that a budding romance might survive whatever the future may hold. But when tensions run high and supplies run low, the controversy over Rasputin grows into fiery protest, and calls for revolution threaten to end three hundred years of Romanov rule.

At turns glittering and harrowing, The Last Grand Duchess is a story about dynasty, duty, and love, but above all, it's the story of a family who would choose devotion to each other over everything--including their lives.

About Bryn Turnbull

Bryn Turnbull is a writer of historical fiction. Equipped with a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of St. Andrews and a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from McGill University, Bryn, who resides in Toronto, writes books intended to drive readers to similar levels of distraction – to transport them into different eras and different worlds, but hopefully not into the hospital.  

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The Last Grand Duchess: A Novel of Olga Romanov, Imperial Russia, and Revolution Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780778386360
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Published: Mira Books - February 8th, 2022

"Powerful and haunting . . . an intimate and unforgettable tale that transports the reader to the heart of Imperial Russia." --Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba


The Last Grand Duchess: A Novel of Olga Romanov, Imperial Russia, and Revolution Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780778311706
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Mira Books - February 8th, 2022

"Powerful and haunting . . . an intimate and unforgettable tale that transports the reader to the heart of Imperial Russia." --Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba