Helen Rappaport is a British historian and author specializing in Russian and Victorian history ranging from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century. She is fluent in Russian, sometimes translating documents that have never been published in English, offering invaluable information that is often inaccessible in the West.
Rappaport has a beautiful and engaging style, always infusing her writing with her deep passion for the history. She is very descriptive and is able to portray her subjects so vividly that it can be hard to remember you’re not reading a fiction book. Rappaport’s expertise in her field shines through her work, which is always scholarly, intelligent, investigative, and thorough. Her skill at writing historical narratives brings her subjects to life for her readers, making her biographies illuminating, informative, and highly enjoyable.