Anastasia lives life as a whirl of parties, strawberry ice and skating on the palace lake.
Irreverent and charming, she is the naughty one of the family: she quarrels with her brother and sisters, she's atrocious at spelling and loves practical jokes - her father calls her 'the imp'. But if this seems like a fairytale, it isn't. For Anastasia's beloved Russia is a country in turmoil. And the common people are no longer enchanted by their princess.