From their origins as Scottish coachbuilders, the history of the Shanks family is a fascinating story of business, art and politics which takes the family from Scotland to London, Calcutta and Moscow.  At its height the family  competes with Fabergé to supply the aristocracy and new rich of Moscow while at the same time engaging with the intellectual and artistic elite of Russia, but revolutionary storms are brewing...

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