About the Book
It is impossible to overstate the significance of St Petersburg in world history. As the erstwhile capital of all Russia, and the site of Tsar Alexander's assassination, it has risen and fallen in political favour over the centuries. Yet despite the tragedies to which it has played host, the Baroque heart of this august city beats with an unstoppable pride and dignity.
Nige Burton is a freelance writer, novelist and travel journalist. His work has been featured in numerous national and local publications. A passionate photographer, he has travelled widely throughout the UK, Europe and Asia capturing locales as diverse as the windswept St Kilda archipelago, Chernobyl, Transylvania’s verdant woodlands, the vast plains of Siberia, and the thriving cityscapes of Budapest, Zurich, Prague, Cracow, Copenhagen, St Petersburg, Moscow, Ekaterinburg and Beijing to name but a few. He lives in the sleepy seaside town of his birth on England’s north west coast.