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The Woman Before Wallis and The Last Grand Duchess are making waves! Check out the buzz below

The Last Grand Duchess in the news

Features

The Gloss Book Club, An Interview with Bryn Turnbull

Historical Novel Society, Giving Voices to the Silent

Critical Acclaim

Booklist Starred Review: "The Last Grand Duchess depicts a real family, with all their eccentricities and dynamics, while weaving in key details of the real Romanovs... both inspired and truthful." 

Publishers Weekly: "Turnbull again successfully humanizes a family of powerful historical figures... with a gift at making Olga's situation painfully tangible. This amply justifies taking another look at the lives of the condemned royals."

Library Journal: "Turnbull pries off the veneer that masked Olga as a blue-blooded victim of the Bolshevik Revolution; instead, she gives Olga a three-dimensional personhood with a verve that evokes Scarlett O'Hara... an entrancing tribute." 

Historical Novel Society Editor's Choice: "I loved this novel, chiefly because of its deft characterizations... Even the most flawed characters have their redeeming points: there's not a cardboard villain to be found. Superbly written and researched, this is a novel I will be reading again." 

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The Woman Before Wallis in the news

Features

Zoomer Magazine, The Other Woman 

Critical Acclaim

Booklist: "Fans of Netflix’s The Crown will delight in this well-researched tale of high society scandal involving a little-known woman whose story is begging to be heard." 

Bookreporter.com: "This sweeping, stellar tale will delight all kinds of readers, but especially those who enjoy learning about people lost to the passage of time."

Historical Novel Society: "I recommend this juicy read about the scandals and lives of the rich, famous, and royal."

Quill & Quire: "The Woman before Wallis marks a promising new voice in historical fiction."

The Girly Book Club: "This is Turnbull’s debut novel, and I’d recommend it to fans of past GBC authors Kelly Rimmer and Taylor Jenkins Reid, blending the appeal of a beach read with rich historical fiction."

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Podcasts, Radio & Interviews

07.13.2020 Red Carpet Crash

08.06.2020 CBC Metro Morning: Want a Scandal? Try This Book

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