Contact Me

I welcome hearing from readers, not just with their queries about my work, but also if they wish to share information they might have on subjects that interest me.

If you have questions about my books, I’d love to hear from you:

I will reply as soon as my schedule allows:

helen@helenrappaport.com

For all other enquiries contact my agent:

Caroline Michel
Peters, Fraser & Dunlop
Drury House
34-43 Russell Street
London WC2B 5HA
Tel: +44 (0)207 7344 1000

Publicist for Pan Macmillan titles:

Philippa McEwan
P.McEwan@macmillan.co.uk
+44 (0)20 7014 6000

Publicist for Hutchinson & Windmill titles:

Najma Finlay
NFinlay@randomhouse.co.uk
+44 (0)202 7840 8614

Public Speaking & Literary Festivals

I have wide-ranging experience in public speaking, seminars and literary festivals, and as a Historian/Russianist can offer talks on a variety of subjects:

The Race to Save the Romanovs: How Europe Failed Russia’s Imperial Family

Such an Unsafe Throne: Queen Victoria, Russia and the Romanovs

Four Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses

Capturing the Light: Louis Daguerre, Henry Fox Talbot and the Birth of Photography

Caught in the Revolution: Foreign Eye Witnesses of Petrograd in 1917

Russian Revolutionaries in London: Herzen, Bakunin, Lenin and the Émigré Community

Lenin in Exile 1900-1917, with a Particular Emphasis on his time in London, Poland and Finland

Beautiful For Ever: Madame Rachel of Bond Street and the Victorian Cosmetics Trade

The Search for a Subject: New Ways of Looking at Old Stories. My Approach to Writing History

The Death of Prince Albert and his Legacy

Mary Seacole and the Discovery of Her Lost Portrait

The Murder of the Romanovs at Ekaterinburg

No Place for Ladies: the Untold Story of Women in the Crimean War

For talks, public speaking and literature festivals contact:

Vicky Cornforth at PFD
vcornforth@pfd.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)207 344 1035

Radio & Television Talking Heads and Historical Consultancy

Over the years I have had a wide range of experience as a specialist interviewee on things Victorian & Russian

TELEVISION

Forthcoming Channel 5 documentary about Prince Albert for transmission in 2019

Queen Victoria’s Tragic Family for Channel 5  (2018)

Historical consultant on the first two series of ITV/PBS TV’s drama, Victoria (2015-2017)

Two documentaries about the Russian Revolution, one for Netflix and the other for BBC2 (2017)

ITV documentary In the Shadow of Mary Seacole (2016)

The Last Days of Rasputin for Channel 5 (2015)

Key contributor and historical consultant for BBC2’s two-part documentary Russia’s Lost Princesses (2014)

Talking head on Victoria & Albert for two 3-part documentary series about the Queen: Queen Victoria’s Children for BBC2 (2013)

Discussion about Queen Victoria with Lucy Worsley: Fit to Rule and Tales from the Royal Bedchamber (2013)

Romanov expert in two National Geographic Mystery Files documentaries about the murder of the imperial family and Rasputin (2010)

Mary Seacole, The Real Angel of the Crimea (2005) for which I was also historical consultant.

Segment about Mary Seacole for BBC1’s The One Show

RADIO

BBC Radio interviews include Woman’s Hour, Start the Week, the Today Programme & a range of local stations

Interviews for a range of commercial stations in the UK, Canada, Australia and the USA.

For TV, radio & media presenting contact:

Jon Fowler at PFD
jfowler@pfd.co.uk
Tel: + 44 (0)207 344 1011

Sign up for Stories From the Footnotes of History

Please fill in this form to receive the latest stories in my Footnotes series — on hidden or little known & previously unpublished stories that I've uncovered during my research.

I will also send you regular updates in this newsletter about my work and speaking events.