The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall

The Russian Concubine

Kate Furnivall

Unusual history and circumstances throughout this book make for a tense yet deeply romantic read. You will learn much about a period of turbulence in China, as well as following the story of a young girl in her relationships with her friends, her mother, the emigre community in which she lives and ultimately her lover.


He saw her right to her door. 'Is your mother home?' he asked.
'Yes' she lied. She needed to be alone, needed silence. Chang An Lo had been so close, barely a whisper away, but now ....
Yet Alexei Serov ignored her protests and escorted her all the way up to the attic, ducking his head to avoid the slope of the roof over the last few stairs. Normally she would have died before taking anyone into their room. Even Polly. But today she didn't care.

  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Constant Nymph by Margaret Kennedy

Books with similar mood

Soul Cage

Tetsuya Honda

Child 44

Tom Rob Smith

Rhythm Section

Mark Burnell

Native Rites

David Hewson


Tim Winton

The Frozen Dead

Bernard Minier

The Book of Fate

Parinoush Saniee

The Dovekeepers

Alice Hoffman


Barbara Nadel


Adam Roberts

Forget Me Not

Mandasue Heller

Bricks and Mortar

Clemens Meyer

The Automobile Club of Egypt

Alaa Al Aswany

The Story of my Assassins

Tarun J Tejpal

The Dervish House

Ian McDonald

Small Wars

Sadie Jones

Echoes from the Dead

Johan Theorin

Mr Clarinet

Nick Stone

The Devil's Star

Jo Nesbo

The Screaming Tree

Phil Lovesey


Michael Cordy

The Music of the Spheres

Elizabeth Redfern

Deja Dead

Kathy Reichs

The Prophets of Eternal Fjord

Kim Leine

Forty Days Without Shadow

Olivier Truc

Into a Raging Blaze

Andreas Norman

The Legacy

Kirsten Tranter

Gillespie and I

Jane Harris

A Life Apart

Neel Mukherjee

In the Country of Men

Hisham Matar

Land of the Living

Nicci French

Here Comes the Sun

Nicole Dennis-Benn

Blood Sister

Dreda Say Mitchell

The Visitors

Simon Sylvester

Summertime, All the Cats are Bored

Philippe Georget

The Dream of the Celt

Mario Vargas Llosa

The Rescue Man

Anthony Quinn

Cold Granite

Stuart MacBride

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Lionel Shriver

The Sixth Lamentation

William Brodrick

Look at Me

Jennifer Egan


Téa Obreht

Nightingale Point

Luan Goldie

The Golden Legend

Nadeem Aslam

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

Imogen Hermes Gowar

Into the Fire

Manda Scott

Wolf Winter

Cecilia Ekback

The First Horseman

D K Wilson


Cathi Unsworth