Tue, Jun 14|
The Octagon Theatre
An Evening at The Octagon with Ellen Alpsten
Join us at the Grassington Octagon for an evening of Russian Historical Fiction with author Ellen Alpsten
Time & Location
Jun 14, 2022, 8:00 PM
The Octagon Theatre, 48 Main St, Grassington, Skipton BD23 5AZ, UK
About the event
An Evening at the Grassington Octagon Theatre with author Ellen Alpsten
Ellen Alpsten is coming to the Grassington Octagon on the 14th June to tell us all about her books 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
Tickets for this event are £5.
Tickets can be bought in The Stripey Badger or online here
Lover, mother, murderer, Tsarina1699: 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 itself.
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 being inexorably twined with that of 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.
As times change like quicksand, an all-consuming passion emboldens Elizabeth: she must decide whether to take up her role as Russia's ruler, and what she's willing to do for her country - and for love.
Octagon Ellen Alpsten£5.00