Review of Hermitage Amsterdam Exhibition ‘At The Russian Court’,
Art Quarterly, Summer 2009.
BOOK REVIEWS FOR HISTORY TODAY MAGAZINE
Jane Ridley, Bertie, September 2012
David Waller The Perfect Man: the Muscular Life and times of
Eugen Sandow, July 2012
Kate Colquhoun, Mr Brigg’s Hat, Summer Reading, July 2011
Rosamund Bartlett, Tolstoy: A Russian Life, January 2011
Mark Bostridge, Florence Nightingale, October 2008
Anne Applebaum, Gulag, A History of the Soviet Camps, October 2003
Jean Silver-Isenstadt, Shameless: The Visionary Life of Mary Gove Nichols, September 2002
‘In My Library’
My favourite books on the Crimean War,
Who Do You Think You Are? magazine, April 2008.
Travel to the Past feature, History Today, January 2008.
‘The Lost Portrait’
Jamaica Journal, December 2006.
‘The Invitation That Never Came: Mary Seacole after the Crimea’ History Today, February 2005.
‘American Volunteer Doctors and Surgeons in the Russian Army
during the Crimean War’
War Correspondent (Journal of the Crimean War Research Society),
October 2004, co-author.
‘The Origins of Women’s Peace Campaigning’
History Today, March 2002.
‘Stalin and the Photographer’
On the US photojournalist James Abbe, History Today, June 2001.
WRITER HISTORIAN RUSSIANIST
'What's New in Historical Biography', Mslexia, Mar/Apr/May 2012 issue
'How the Victorians Made a Killing out of Death’ The Lady,
2 December 2011
‘Beauty and the Whiter-than-White-Blackmail’
You Magazine, Mail on Sunday, March 2010 www.dailymail.co.uk
‘In the Company of Lenin’
Points of Departure feature, History Today, October 2009.
‘Helen Rappaport’s Top 10 Books on Lenin’
Guardian, September 2009 www.guardian.co.uk
‘The ‘Very Nicely Spoken Gentleman’ at the Heart of Anti-Tsarist Activity’: Lenin in London
The Cable, Magazine of the Jewish East End Celebration Society,
Issue 14, Spring 2011
'A New School', in 'The Historians' Historians', History Today,
'The Death that Rocked the Monarchy', BBC History Magazine,
'To and from Russia (without love): Culture and Diplomacy between Britain and Russia from 1509 to 1685'
V&A Magazine, Spring 2013
'Privilege, Passion and the last Russian princesses', You Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 23 March 2014
‘Mister Heath: The English Tutor who Taught Nicholas II to be the Perfect Gentleman’, Royalty Digest Quarterly, 2016 no. 2.
NATIONAL PRESS BOOK REVIEWS
Review of Felix Yusupov's Lost Splendour and the Death of Rasputin, in The Times 24 December 2016
Review of Robert Service's Nicholas II: the Last of the Tsars, in
The Times 25 February 2017
Catherine Merridale, Lenin on the Train, Sunday Times, 23 October 2016
Douglas Smith, Rasputin, Daily Telegraph, 29 October 2016
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