A wonderful love story, very well written! It is a moving account of the events leading up to the Bolshevik Revolution as seen through the eyes of an expatriate Frenchman and the girl he loves. And she just happens to be Olga, Grand Duchess of Russia, the daughter of the last Czar, Nicholas II.
The first time John Kirby - a British spy- saw Grand Duchess Olga, she was looking out the window of the Russian Imperial train. It was the start of unusual love story (a love that was never meant to be) in the summer before the Russian Revolution.