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Our next event is An Evening of Russian historical fiction with Ellen Alpsten. Author of Tsarina and Tsarina's Daughter. During the evening we will be raising funds for Ukraine in conjunction with Edinburgh Direct Aid via Grassington's Ragdoll Interiors

  'It makes Game of Thrones look like a nursery rhyme'
Lover, mother, murderer, Tsarina.
    1699: Illegitimate, destitute and strikingly beautiful, Marta is sold into labour at the age of fifteen - where in desperation she commits a crime that will force her to go on the run. Cheating death at every turn, she is swept into the current of the Great Northern War. Working as a washer woman at a battle camp, she catches the eye of none other than Peter the Great.
Passionate and iron-willed, Peter has a vision for transforming the traditionalist Tsardom of Russia into a modern, Western empire. With nothing but wits, courage and formidable ambition, Marta will rise from nothing to become Catherine I of Russia. But it comes at a steep price and is tied to the destiny of Russia.
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 'Gripping ... Who would not want to spend more time in the mad, bad world of the Romanovs?'

When they took everything from her, they didn't count on her fighting to get it back...
Born into the House of Romanov to the all-powerful Peter the Great and Catherine I, beautiful Tsarevna Elizabeth is the world's loveliest Princess and the envy of the Russian empire. Insulated by luxury and as a woman free from the burden of statecraft, Elizabeth is seemingly born to pursue her passions. However, a dark prophecy predicts her fate as inexorably twined with Russia.
When her mother dies, Russia is torn, masks fall, and friends become foes. Elizabeth's idyllic world is upended. By her twenties she is penniless and powerless, living under constant threat.
The event will take place at the Octagon Theatre, Grassington on Tuesday 14th June at 8pm.
Borscht, Blini and Bar will be available on the night.

Tickets for this event are £5 and can be purchased either from The Stripey Badger Bookshop or Online here

Ellen Alpsten Ukaraian Appeal

How to contact us

The Stripey Badger is in the main square of Grassington.

7 The Square, Grassington, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5AQ

Telephone: 01756 753583



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