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Title: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: leanora on July 11, 2005, 03:15:31 PM
Hello
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I would want to know if there are biographies of the GD individually (except for Anastasia of course)... I have never seen a book which woud have been titled "Olga Nicolaevna: the story of a short life" for instance or "Tatiana: the mysterious daughter of the last tsar"...Even the excellent book of Arturo beeche "the grand duchesses" doesn't give a lot of details on the GD individually...I know the poor young girls had short lifes.. but I think that with all the things we know about the IF, it would have been possible for a writer to publish books on each of them..
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: dac87 on July 11, 2005, 03:39:49 PM
That would be cool... I think it would be even better for four seperate authors to write them that way you can get different styles for the different GD.  Kinda like the classic tv miniseries "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" which was split into six seperate parts for each wife written by six seperate historians!
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Ortino on July 11, 2005, 08:23:31 PM
While something like this would indeed be nice, almost no publisher would ever consider publishing it. Unfortunately, the only Grand Duchess who most people fixate upon is Anastasia, while the rest are just "there" basically. No publisher is going to publish something very few people will buy or want to read. Also, much of the information that we have about the Grand Duchesses is repeated continuously, so it would be extremely hard to create a whole book on one Grand Duchess. Perhaps a publisher specializing in the publication of historic or royal works might consider it, like Royal Digest or EuroHistory, but it's highly unlikely.
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Abby on July 11, 2005, 10:03:07 PM
^ I agree 100%....there is not much that hasn't already been written about the other three Grand Duchesses, and the information about them that isn't entirely speculation is, unfortunatley, scant.  :-/
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: jackie3 on July 12, 2005, 12:14:10 AM
On the other hand I do think a small book (on the Anastasia's Album model) could be written focusing only on the daughters of NII as a whole (though not individually). Perhaps a chapter or two devoted to each and with lots of pictures.
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Jane on July 12, 2005, 02:53:36 PM
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While something like this would indeed be nice, almost no publisher would ever consider publishing it. Unfortunately, the only Grand Duchess who most people fixate upon is Anastasia, while the rest are just "there" basically. No publisher is going to publish something very few people will buy or want to read. Also, much of the information that we have about the Grand Duchesses is repeated continuously, so it would be extremely hard to create a whole book on one Grand Duchess. Perhaps a publisher specializing in the publication of historic or royal works might consider it, like Royal Digest or EuroHistory, but it's highly unlikely.


I agree.  I think as much as can be known about them is already known.  Their short lives were very sheltered.  They did not leave behind voluminous levels of correspondence.  I don't see them as remotely viable subjects for a serious scholarly work, but the suggestion of a type of children's book, like the one Jackie3 made, would make more sense.
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Post by: Finelly on July 12, 2005, 04:45:39 PM
Agreed.  There's not much evidence about the girls' internal lives.  They didn't have a lot of life experiences since they were so sheltered.  They didn't leave behind much of a record.

In addition, because they were OTMA instead of being counted as individuals, much of the info we have is about them as a quartet.

Even a childrens' book would be rather insipid.  
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Georgiy on July 12, 2005, 05:09:54 PM
I think if a book about them were to be published it would need to be 'fleshed out' with a lot of photos. I think a reasonable book could be pulled together of the lives of the five children, not necessarily a big one, nor even perhaps an interesting one but it could be done, esp. if someone had access to GARF and what written records (diaries, correspondence) remains. However like I've pointed out elsewhere - diaries in those days were purely a record of what one did with very little in the way of thoughts and inner personality coming through. There should be  areasonable amount of stuff about concerning Olga, Tatiana and Alexei - the big pair in view of their war work, and Alexei because he was heir. I don't think you'd find too much about Maria and Anastasia though.
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Robert_Hall on July 12, 2005, 05:12:38 PM
How could one possibly write a children's book about this family without coming to a less-than-fairy tale ending ?  The only reason they are known at all is because of their deaths. Is this the sort of thing you would want to send your child to bed with ?
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Georgiy on July 12, 2005, 05:29:32 PM
No, you couldn't really do it as a children's book. But as a biography i don't think it a bad idea, but like I say it would need to be about all the children to have any sort of length to it. (And even then it wouldn't be a weighty tome).
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Robert_Hall on July 12, 2005, 05:43:40 PM
Exactly, there is not a great deal to say about them without turning them fairy tales. Even the little religous "saints" books would emphasise their "passion bearing" I would think.
I would say that Arturo's book The Grand Duchesses with the article on OTMA by Grant Menzies says about all there is to say about them. That is 24 pages of text and bibliography.
On another thought, a coffe table picture book might be viable, IF the copyrights could be worked out and IF new, unseen or rare pictures were used. But even this would be too costly for a "children's book".
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Ilana on July 12, 2005, 06:23:33 PM
In line with what most people say here, I think that a coffee table book with five sections with pics and captions, the way Charlotte did in her photo books, of each child might be good.  There are SO many photos of each, and it might be very nice....
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Ortino on July 13, 2005, 01:13:08 AM
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I agree.  I think as much as can be known about them is already known.  Their short lives were very sheltered.  They did not leave behind voluminous levels of correspondence.  I don't see them as remotely viable subjects for a serious scholarly work, but the suggestion of a type of children's book, like the one Jackie3 made, would make more sense.


I agree. I think that everything that has been written already is all that can be said. I can't imagine how many other ways there are to describe them or what their personalities/habits were. Due to the shortness of their lives, there is not much to record, as mentioned, in terms of life experiences, as there clearly would be for Alix or Nicky. I'd imagine that most people are not interested in the daily doings of their lives anyway, but would rather focus on the survival/discovery of the bones issue. Their deaths, as Finelly mentioned, is primarily the only reason they are famous.

A children's book like Anastasia's Album would probably be the way to go, but the lack of exposure the public has had to the other three would, I imagine, affect how many people actually buy the book. And as the target audience would mainly be children, who I'm sure have largely never heard of Olga, Tatiana, or Marie, I sincerely don't think it would sell well. Anastasia has had enough exposure to the world through movies etc. that it could succeed with her. I also believe that it would have to be full of pictures, because their truly wouldn't be that much left to say if Anastasia is removed. Anastasia generally takes up a large chunk of any biography on OTMA, and without it, it would be a very small, short book.
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: bluetoria on July 13, 2005, 11:57:32 AM
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...I think that a coffee table book with five sections with pics and captions, the way Charlotte did in her photo books, of each child might be good.  


At risk of revealing my ignorance  ::) please can someone explain what exactly is a coffee table book? I imagine it to mean the kind of things you pick up in a doctor's surgery (I don't mean diseases!!  ;D) or dentist's waiting room??
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Post by: Laura Mabee on July 13, 2005, 12:03:27 PM
From my understanding. A coffee table book is mostly filled with pictures and little quipits on information. So that one can drink their coffee while flipping through the book, and then go on their way once the coffee is done.
In other words, just a book to flip through that will give you info you can digest in little bits. So that the reader isn't commited to reading everything all at once.
I am horrid at discribing what I am trying to. Sorry  :-/
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: elfwine on July 13, 2005, 12:39:20 PM
"Coffee table books" are often rather large - so they would not fit on on a standard bookshelf, rather they rest on a coffee table...
They are often full of wonderful pictures, but limited text.
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: bluetoria on July 13, 2005, 12:49:48 PM
Thank you, Laura, you explained it perfectly!  :)
And thank you elfwine (love the name - something little people celebrate with  :)) for your explanation as to the name!
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: rskkiya on July 13, 2005, 01:18:17 PM
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While something like this would indeed be nice, almost no publisher would ever consider publishing it. Unfortunately, the only Grand Duchess who most people fixate upon is Anastasia, while the rest are just "there" basically. No publisher is going to publish something very few people will buy or want to read. Also, much of the information that we have about the Grand Duchesses is repeated continuously, so it would be extremely hard to create a whole book on one Grand Duchess. Perhaps a publisher specializing in the publication of historic or royal works might consider it, like Royal Digest or EuroHistory, but it's highly unlikely.


This is an idea ... is there a book dedicated only to OTMA? I feel certain that there are enough photos !

Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Robert_Hall on July 13, 2005, 01:23:37 PM
The coffee table book is probably the only thing that could possibly be published, but there again, the pictures would have to be some new or rare. At the price of such [any] books, no one is going to buy one that has only pictures they have seen in a dozen other books.
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: elfwine on July 13, 2005, 02:03:02 PM
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And thank you elfwine (love the name - something little people celebrate with  :)) for your explanation as to the name!


it's an anglo saxon name I believe... also alfwyn
or alfvinu
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Laura Mabee on July 13, 2005, 02:34:59 PM
I'm glad what I said made sense to someone, lol
I think publishing a coffeetable book on the GD's would be a wonderful idea. I can see it selling like hot-cakes too
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Jane on July 13, 2005, 04:10:49 PM
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The coffee table book is probably the only thing that could possibly be published, but there again, the pictures would have to be some new or rare. At the price of such [any] books, no one is going to buy one that has only pictures they have seen in a dozen other books.


I agree fully with you, Robert.  Besides, coffee-table books are not cheap to produce (or at least, not cheap to produce well) and publish.  Hence their often very expensive list price.  And I cannot imagine a book of re-tread photos being all that well-received.  Unless there were many rare and previously unseen photos, what's the point?  Many of the standard photo books already have culled the best of the Beinecke and other collections, so that even those photos are quite-commonplace.  I can't imagine there is a treasure trove of unseen stuff out there still.

ETA: Just my thoughts, mind you. No offense.
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Lanie on July 13, 2005, 08:06:59 PM
I too think it would be a rather silly idea.  A coffee table type book would be a better idea, with photographs from GARF and whatnot that have not been published and short biographies on each of the girls.  I've been working on a little biography of GD Tatiana, hoping to get it published, and I've got some interesting letters she sent from Tobolsk to a friend, and some other things but that's because I'm trying not to stick to the old "blah blah she was the Governess of the children yadda yadda" stuff.  It's really difficult, especially as I don't have access to any archives in Russia and have been to the Hoover Institution at Stanford as my only real research (though it was fun!).
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Eurohistory on July 13, 2005, 09:13:14 PM
Dealing with copyright issues with the GARF is a major undertaking and prohibitively expensive.

How many coffee table books on NII and family can we have?  yes there is space in the market for something like it, but it would have to include some more out of the norm information so it stands on its own, and not just banking on the family's tragedy.

My two cents' worth...

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Robert_Hall on July 13, 2005, 09:22:38 PM
Exactly Arturo, as we have been saying. Such a book would have to have unique or at least rare pictures properly and accurately captioned. As well as a LOT of them ! Then the mass market price would probably be about 65-75 $$$ ! A limited, high quality edition would be even more. Neither would recover the cost to all involved, in my opinion as the market is so limited.
Any text would just be re-hashing what has already been said and of course a treatment of their deaths to make it a "tribute" book.
I would most likely not buy it. [and as you know, I buy just about anything !]
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Ssyentz on July 14, 2005, 09:50:20 AM
Let's use some imagination here!  For instance, one could do some contrasting regarding specific issues, concepts, people, etc.  Much relevant  information is available, but it's generally submerged within varying presentations of OTMA as a group.  

Had I the time right now, I'd be able to research and expand.  The concept of individual studies, I think, would, perhaps, be not only a terrific basis for the "coffee table" content but also a foundation for more developing valid, indepth content dedicated to each of the group.  I think the "stuff" is out there.  Remember that we have the most information (supposedly!) about the one who had the shortest life!

This idea has definitely made my "delving in the near future" list!  
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Mashka_Fan on July 24, 2005, 01:59:34 AM
I would love to have a book on the Grand Duchesses, but like everyone has said, there really isn't much to say about them, which I think is very sad.

I have heard from somewhere on this site that there is a book scheduled to be published next year about the five children. I think it was going to be called something like Born in the Purple, the Five Children of the Tsar Nicholas II. Can anyone confirm this?

  *~Mashka_Fan~*

P.S. Sorry if I'm mistaken! :)
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Margarita Markovna on July 24, 2005, 08:31:40 PM
This is random but...would there be a market for a young adult/teen book that is historical fiction about one of the girls?
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Mashka_Fan on July 25, 2005, 02:24:07 AM
There already is one! :D It is called The Snow Mountain, and it is by Catherine Gavin. The main character is the Grand Duchess Olga Nicolaevna. It's more of a romance story between Grand Duchess Olga and an officer called Semen Karlovich. I haven't finished it yet so I can't say much about it.

Here is the link to where it has already been discussed:

http://hydrogen.pallasweb.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=Books;action=display;num=1089313314


In answer to your question, Margarita Markovna, I imagine there may be a market out there since a historical fiction book on one of the Grand Duchesses has already been published before. (The Snow Mountain) Why wouldn't they publish another one again? Though I'm not sure anyone would write another one, you never know! :) Were you planning on writing one yourself? If you do, I'll be one of the first to buy it! ;D Or maybe I could write one! That would be fun! ;)

  *~Mashka_Fan~*
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Margarita Markovna on July 25, 2005, 11:38:01 AM
I actually was planning on writing one for each of the girls except perhaps Anastasia. I like to focus on the three daughters that don't get a lot of attention now. The other day, I was drawing and asked a friend "Which daughter should I draw?" and she said "Anastasia." I asked her why, to which she replied that it was the only one she knew about. Which is why I've been reading a lot on OTM. :)
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Post by: Georgiy on July 25, 2005, 04:49:29 PM
I understand there are several other fictional books aimed at a teen/young adult audience about the IF not just Snow Mountain, for example "Summer's Day is Done".
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Lanie on July 25, 2005, 04:58:09 PM
Most novelizations are pretty bad--and are focused on Anastasia, especially for children/young teenagers because that's all anyone knows about.
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Margarita Markovna on July 25, 2005, 09:28:40 PM
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Most novelizations are pretty bad--and are focused on Anastasia, especially for children/young teenagers because that's all anyone knows about.



Exactly what ticks me off so much. The other three did exist.
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Sarai on July 26, 2005, 06:48:20 PM
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I would love to have a book on the Grand Duchesses, but like everyone has said, there really isn't much to say about them, which I think is very sad.

I have heard from somewhere on this site that there is a book scheduled to be published next year about the five children. I think it was going to be called something like Born in the Purple, the Five Children of the Tsar Nicholas II. Can anyone confirm this?

   *~Mashka_Fan~*

P.S. Sorry if I'm mistaken! :)


Mashka,
This is indeed true, although I haven't heard anymore about the book. It is supposed to be published next year by Gilbert's Royal Books. The actual title is Born in the Purple: The Private World of the Children of Tsar Nicholas II.
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Post by: Margarita Markovna on July 29, 2005, 08:15:40 PM
This seems like a good book. Is there a way to order it now?
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: matushka on September 28, 2005, 03:00:12 PM
I have a short russian "book" (in fact a brochure) about Olga Nicolaevna. It is called "a russian girl" (Russkaia devushka). And is not of very high quality, an introduction or something like that, on cheep paper, with well known pictures and classic information(Gilliard, letters of the Empress and so on). I found also 2 or 3 interesting details. If someone is interested, I can make a copy.
Lanie, I read with great interested about your future biography of Tatiana Nikolaevna. Did you heard about the wounded Melik-Adamov? Do you know how interesting is the Diary of V.I. Chebotareva about Tatiana, and aslo shorts memories of wounded. There are anecdotes which show Tatiana in an interesting way, or, to be more clear, show her as a real person and not an icon.
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: matushka on September 28, 2005, 03:18:01 PM
By the way, I think a book for at least the 2 elder daugher of the last tsar would not be so stupid, IF someone had the possibily and desire 1) to study and publish their diaries, or part of them 2) find and published unknown pictures of GARF 3) the most important, would find an interesting for the history point of view. For example> I War, lazarets and hospitals in the eyes of Olga or Tatiana. Or> being daughter of the last Tsar. My imagination is poor and I have no time, but I am sure IT IS possible to find such a theme. Such a book could have some success, in Russia at the moment, orthodox people have a great interest for the imperial family. But the problem is that a lot of orthodox books about this thema are too "pink", too naive. I can understand why, but it make me a little bit nervous after 2 or 3 books of that type :-/...!
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Post by: Lanie on September 28, 2005, 05:37:43 PM
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I have a short russian "book" (in fact a brochure) about Olga Nicolaevna. It is called "a russian girl" (Russkaia devushka). And is not of very high quality, an introduction or something like that, on cheep paper, with well known pictures and classic information(Gilliard, letters of the Empress and so on). I found also 2 or 3 interesting details. If someone is interested, I can make a copy.
Lanie, I read with great interested about your future biography of Tatiana Nikolaevna. Did you heard about the wounded Melik-Adamov? Do you know how interesting is the Diary of V.I. Chebotareva about Tatiana, and aslo shorts memories of wounded. There are anecdotes which show Tatiana in an interesting way, or, to be more clear, show her as a real person and not an icon.


I have some information about V. I. Chebotareva from a book her son published in English, so I've got some of her diary entries.  I've never heard about Melik-Adamov though...
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Post by: Georgiy on September 28, 2005, 10:24:46 PM
Matushka, I would love a photocopy of the little brochure on Olga Nikolaevna. I will send you a private email!
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Post by: matushka on September 29, 2005, 07:09:18 AM
Lanie, I have very few information about Melik-Adamov, I hoped you did, but something I can say. We know about Malama, and, for Olga at this period, "Dimitri" (Malama?). But our imperial nurses had different crushes, or just friendly and close relations with other wounded: "Dimitri", Shakh-Bagov (do you heard this name?) and the mysterious Kassianov we read about in her diary for Olga, Malama, and as I guess, this Melik-Adamov for Tatiana. Some words about him in the shorts memories of Ivan Beliaev. I try to make a "translation": "grand-duchess T. N. had also "her" wounded, the ugly Melik-Adamov, who was too praporchshik (sorry, I do not know the english for this rank)  of the Erivanskogo Regiment. He was jooking all the time, and young people meet his jokes with pleasure. He was jumping on one leg (this other was in gips) and played crocket with great enthousiam".
An entry of the diary of V. I. Chebotareva, for 30 of july 1915: "... then were sitting [with us] Melik-Adamov and Chakh-Bagov." I continue in russian, I think you will understand: "skolko poeticheskoi laski vnosit Tatiana Nikolaevna! [...] Kak ona horoshaya, chistaya i glubokaya devushka! molodost tianet k molodosti, i kak svetatsia ee glazki! Ujasno horoshaya".
As you see, very poor information. And it does not changing anything, just an interesting detail. Chebotareva had a very good relationship with Tatiana, and her diary is really interesting to know the second of the 4 sisters. It was published by her daughter (Valentina Porphirevna Chebotareva-Bill) in an american journal in russian: Novy Journal, numero 181, New York, 1990. I wrote the editor (they have a site), I wanted to buy it, but had no answer. As you are in America, perhaps will you have more chance to find this numer of "Novy journal", perhaps in a library. In that case, please, tell me!
I am sorry, it is problably not the right place to post this...
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Katia on September 29, 2005, 01:44:28 PM
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I have a short russian "book" (in fact a brochure) about Olga Nicolaevna. It is called "a russian girl" (Russkaia devushka). And is not of very high quality, an introduction or something like that, on cheep paper, with well known pictures and classic information(Gilliard, letters of the Empress and so on). I found also 2 or 3 interesting details. If someone is interested, I can make a copy.
 


Matushka, I think I bought the same brochure/booklet last year from Tallinn (can't red russian, but it must be the same brochure!) - Does you copy have Alix & Tatiana pictured on the cover, although the booklet is about Olga? Mine does.

Katia
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Post by: matushka on September 29, 2005, 02:58:51 PM
Yes, Katia,  it is indeed the same brochure. I do not know why, the author put the famous and beautiful picture of Tatiana and her mother in 1913, even if the book is about Olga. I read it again, today: it is basic, but not so bad as I said ;)
Forgot to say that there is (in russian) a new book about the 5 children, it is called "Tsarskie deti" (Imperial children). There is some interesting documents (for example a few letters I did not know), but it is also very basic, with classic information.
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Post by: Katia on September 30, 2005, 01:25:00 AM
Thanks Matushka! I always tought it must be some kind of mistake, the cover photo. But it's beautiful, one of my favorite photos of Alix & Tatiana!

Wow the new Russian book! Are there many photos in it?

Katia
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: matushka on September 30, 2005, 06:28:13 AM
No, there are only a few very famous pictures.
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Belochka on October 01, 2005, 12:28:07 AM
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.... that there is (in russian) a new book about the 5 children, it is called "Tsarskie deti" (Imperial children). There is some interesting documents (for example a few letters I did not know), but it is also very basic, with classic information.


I have seen this book on the Russian market, and was curious about it, and kept holding off in buying it. Now I won't bother purchasing it. Thanks for honest opinion.  ;D
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Post by: Alixz on October 07, 2005, 10:54:58 PM
Could someone please tell what GARF is?

I feel some what dumb here, but I see it used all the time by other posters.
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: Belochka on October 08, 2005, 12:49:02 AM
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Could someone please tell what GARF is?


GARF = Gosudarstvennii Arhiv Rossiiskoi Federatsii

These are the Russian Federation State archives located in Moscow.
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: matushka on October 08, 2005, 03:35:08 PM
Moscow or Peterburg?
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: imperial angel on October 11, 2005, 11:12:07 AM
I think there could be a book for all of them with exception perhaps of Marie, who although beautiful and interesting really didn't live enough of a life to fill a whole book, and didn't have the ability to write endlessly about her, like Anastasia. Anastasia had a real personality and also a afterlife ( Anna Anderson) so you can really write about her. Olga and Tatiana were the oldest daughters of the Tsar and thus lived more of a life that can be written about, one way or the other, and there is much you can say on their personalities and times. Of course, these would probably have to be photo biographies, but that would be good because photography was a essential part of their life, and they live on in their photos. I think that there is certainly enough information for this, but it is true there might be much of a market.
Title: Re: A book for each daughter of Nicholas II?
Post by: imperial angel on October 19, 2005, 10:59:49 AM
Anybody have any opinions :) I love this topic so I would like to hear them. It is dull that I am the last post to this subject. :(