Helen Rappaport was born in Bromley, Kent, and studied Russian at Leeds University, before working as a translator and copy editor. She has been a full-time writer for more than twenty-three years, and in 2003 discovered and purchased an 1869 portrait of Mary Seacole that now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, sparking a long investigation into Seacole’s life and career.
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'Helen Rappaport paints a compelling portrait of the doomed grand duchesses.' —People magazine
'The public spoke of the sisters in a gentile, superficial manner, but Rappaport captures sections of letters a...[SEE MORE]