About this book
An affectionate portrait of the author's grandmother and namesake, who was born a princess in St Petersburg in 1907. The revolution caused Sofka senior to flee her privileged lifestyle and escape to England. During WWII, she was interred in a Nazi prison camp and discovered Communism, which she championed among British workers. Over 6000 copies were sold in previous editions. 'A piercing portrait of an extraordinary woman' "Daily Telegraph"
In 1907, Princess Sophy ('Sofka') Dolgorouky was born in St Petersburg. The Russian Revolution caused the princess to flee across Europe to England. During the WWII she was interned in a Nazi prison camp, where she discovered Communism. This book uses letters, diaries and interviews to provide a portrait of this princess.