From the list on Rasputin and his Russian queen.
Who am I?
I can’t explain the fascination with Rasputin, but one hears the name so frequently via the Boney M pop song, so I took that as the inspiration - and the title - of my book. I saw a book about him in Waterstones one day and had to pick it up, even though it was so big it might’ve doubled as a doorstop. But from then I was hooked; I read everything I could, watched more, and researched until I actually went to Russia. And then I research some more!
Mickey's book list on Rasputin and his Russian queen
Why did Mickey love this book?
An undoubted classic and one of the first books - if not the first - to treat the subject of Nicholas and Alexandra and their son Alexei’s hemophilia with a little sympathy.
Massie had a hemophiliac son but his regard for Rasputin as Alexei’s healer still leaves something to be desired.