A captivating tale of struggle, loyalty and love, inspired by a true story.
From St Petersburg, Russia, 1913, to Tallinn, Estonia, 1919, THE RUSSIAN TAPESTRY spans wars, revolution and friendships that will grow as strong as the turmoil around them.
Marie Kulbas, the daughter of a wealthy merchant, is excited about her new life in the vibrant city of St Petersburg. But as World War I escalates she must farewell those dearest to her when her brother and her fiance leave for the German Front.
Colonel Alexei Serov comes from a long line of professional soldiers. Leading his men is his birthright and his duty; his allegiance to Russia surpasses everything, including his obligations to his wife and family. His role is clear, until he meets Marie and suddenly emotions rise in him that he has never felt before.
As their world starts to crumble, Marie and Alexei discover a love that they will cling to in their search for a path to safety.
This lavish and enthralling tale has been crafted with much care and sensitivity and deserves a wide audience. - Historical Novel Society, USA
Banafsheh Dastyari Serov was born in England, spent her childhood in Iran and became a refugee at the age of twelve. It has been twenty-five years since Banafsheh and her family illegally crossed the border to Turkey. Since then, she has completed university, married and begun raising her own children in Sydney.