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This novel is astonishing, uplifting and wise. Do not miss it’ Chris Cleave `No historical novel this year used to be more witty, insightful or original than Amor Towles’s A Gentleman in Moscow’ Sunday Times, Books of the Year`Charming … shows that not all books about Russian aristocrats need to be full of doom and nihilism’ The Times, Books of the Year ‘[A] supremely uplifting novel …, It is elegant, witty and delightful – just like the Count himself.’ Mail on Sunday, Books of the YearOn 21 June 1922, Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and during the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to deal with arrest indefinitely. But as an alternative of his usual suite, he should now live in an attic room even as Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval., Can a life without luxury be the richest of all?