Blood Red, Snow WHite

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Fairy tale, spy thriller, love story, set in the Russian Revolution.

Blood Red, Snow White tells the incredible true story of Arthur Ransome, who would later become famous as the author of Swallows and Amazons, during his time in Moscow and St Petersburg as revolution broke around him. Becoming first a British agent and then a Bolshevik informer, Ransome’s most dangerous mission came when he fell in love with Trotsky’s private secretary, and had to cross enemy lines to rescue her...
This is Marcus' best yet. It's hard to know where history ends and imagination begins
 as he weaves three stories into one and vividly brings to life an extraordinary time in Russia's history.
Wendy Cooling - founder of Bookstart
Spellbinding! Master storyteller, Marcus Sedgwick, weaves his enchanting story from the glittering threads of history, folklore and imagination. 
Where does one start and the other begin? Who knows? 
I was totally absorbed by from first page to last. Quite simply one of the most accomplished novels I have read in recent years.
Nikki Gamble - Write Away!