Bryn Turnbull - THE LAST GRAND DUCHESS

Bryn Turnbull - THE LAST GRAND DUCHESS

Bryn and I discuss The Last Grand Duchess, why she decided to focus on Olga's story, telling the family's personal story, how the Romanovs are the most documented family in history, why the Romanovs were ill-suited to rule of Russia, Olga's political astuteness, and much more.


Bryn and I discuss The Last Grand Duchess, why she decided to focus on Olga's story, telling the family's personal story, how the Romanovs are the most documented family in history, why the Romanovs were ill-suited to rule of Russia, Olga's political astuteness, and much more.

Bryn’s recommended reads are:

  1. Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner
  2. Letters Across the Sea by Genevieve Graham
  3. The Lost Chapter by Caroline Bishop

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Bryn Turnbull

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Bryn Turnbull is a writer of historical fiction with a penchant for fountain pens. Equipped with a master's of letters in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews, a master's of professional communication from Ryerson University (renaming in progress) and a bachelor's degree in English literature from McGill University, Bryn focuses on finding stories of women lost within the cracks of the historical record. She lives in Toronto.

The Woman Before Wallis was her first novel and became an international bestseller. Her second, The Last Grand Duchess, will be released on February 8, 2022.