‘ . . . quite unlike
any other book about St Petersburg by a European writer.’
Anthony Cross, Dept of Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge
‘Glitzy, louche and funny . . .
with a wild, vivid energy tapping the zeitgeist and hitting
the heart where it hurst most.’
Porter, Independent on Sunday
‘ . . . nosy, knowledgeable, romantic
and extrovert . . . Altogether unique.’
‘ . . . the most heartwarming and
brilliantly written picture of life in Russia that I have ever
Professor of Russian Literature, University of London
'Fallowell's evocation of the new St Petersburg is a stunning tour de force'
Anthony Cross, St Petersburg and the British