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Re: Books by Felix Yusupov - "Lost Splendour" etc
« Reply #90 on: May 20, 2007, 06:57:17 AM »
Taksa, try to find a book by Greg King- THE MAN WHO KILLED RASPUTIN. I know the title is rather sensational, but that is the publisher's decision. It is more  about Felix himself, I think.There is some very good insight into who Felix really was.

yeah, Im going to find it somewhere.
and it isnt known where to find Ferrands book, is it? ((
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« Reply #91 on: May 20, 2007, 11:04:48 AM »
For ferrand's books, contact Arturo at European Royal History Journal. He posts here. I warn you though- they are costly and hard to come by.
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« Reply #92 on: May 20, 2007, 01:09:03 PM »
oh thank you.
yes I know that it is very difficult to find them. but are they so expensive?
and...what are they famous for? are there exclusive photos or what?
"Тоска ужасная, так долго ехать, so happy to see you soon, my darling love. Felix" - 17.10.1915

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Re: Books by Felix Yusupov - "Lost Splendour" etc
« Reply #93 on: May 20, 2007, 02:49:40 PM »
I believe that there are no "Felix's" for general admiration in our time because of the sloppy dress code that everyone has adopted.  In Felix's time, men wore suits most of the time and smoking jackets not t shirts and ragged jeans.  And in Felix's time the "sneaker" or running shoe had not yet been invented so footwear was also more admirable.

Not that I would want to go back to corsets and hot heavy long dresses for women, but a little more refined clothing would be, I think, a good thing in general.

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Re: Books by Felix Yusupov - "Lost Splendour" etc
« Reply #94 on: May 20, 2007, 07:01:11 PM »
hmmm. well, Felix also wore women's clothes, but that is another story...
As for Ferrand, Toksa, yes, they are mainly photos and genealogical charts. The ones I have, the text, what there is of it, is in French, but easily understood- just names & dates.
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« Reply #95 on: May 21, 2007, 09:08:27 AM »
hmmm. well, Felix also wore women's clothes, but that is another story...
hahaha that's right! ;D


hm..ok...thanks for the imformation))

and, back to  'Felixes in you times' - Im sooo das that there are no such men nowadays! not just like Felix but like others too. of course some of them were dissolute, over-free and ill-mannered but mostly..their manars and life style...and of course women's dresses...I adore it. that  epoch was wonderful - rather up-to-date with cars, telephones etc but was still like 'those' times...
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Re: Books by Felix Yusupov - "Lost Splendour" etc
« Reply #96 on: July 14, 2010, 12:33:46 AM »
Kudos to Robert Hall for recommending the excellent Greg King biography. The book is still generally available in hard and soft cover through sources like Abe Books. "Lost Splendor" is also available in a trade paper edition by Helen Marx Books through Abe Books, Alibris, etc. The former is an excellent reference source and answers some questions that arise in the latter, which is, if nothing else, still a very good read.

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« Reply #97 on: July 14, 2010, 12:43:48 AM »
Well, Thank you, Nathan.
 I know Greg, but we are not personal friends.,  simply believe in giving credit where it is due.  His books are well researched, especially with Penny Wilson, They are quite a team.
 There are, of course, other books on Felix, but I feel Greg's is a good start.
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« Reply #98 on: July 17, 2010, 04:19:18 PM »

 I know Greg, but we are not personal friends.,  simply believe in giving credit where it is due.  His books are well researched, especially with Penny Wilson, They are quite a team.
 

I think this may inadvertently give the impression that his solo books are somehow second best, and that's not so. I don't think books like "Court of the last Tsar", "The Duchess of Windsor" or "Season of Splendor" are in any way inferior to "Fate of the Romanovs", for example. The Duchess book is still the best one written on that topic; it is head and shoulders above most of the rest of the nonsense written about that unfortunate woman, and "Court of the last Tsar" is also massively quoted, cited and respected.

I realise what you were saying and I swiveled a bit over replying to it lest it create some misunderstanding, but ultimately felt I should anyway.....
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« Reply #99 on: July 17, 2010, 06:20:00 PM »
Hi Janet
 I by no means meant to disparage Greg's work, in any field he tackles.
 Gee, I am a loyal  reader of anything he puts out.
 Penny Wilson is an excellent  addition to  his resources. Together they are a formidable team.
 I think I have read  everything he has published, including A season of Splendor [Astor] and  Twilight of Splendor [Victoria]   2 topics I would not normally take interest in.
 As well as a book about Sharon Tate, the title of which escapes me at the moment and it is buried  here in the annex shelves.  That one, I had a personal interest in a I knew one of the victims.
 Oh yes, I would unequivocally   recommend any Greg King title.  Without question.
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« Reply #100 on: July 18, 2010, 07:32:07 AM »
Hi Janet
 I by no means meant to disparage Greg's work, in any field he tackles.
 Gee, I am a loyal  reader of anything he puts out.
 Penny Wilson is an excellent  addition to  his resources. Together they are a formidable team.
 I think I have read  everything he has published, including A season of Splendor [Astor] and  Twilight of Splendor [Victoria]   2 topics I would not normally take interest in.
 As well as a book about Sharon Tate, the title of which escapes me at the moment and it is buried  here in the annex shelves.  That one, I had a personal interest in a I knew one of the victims.
 Oh yes, I would unequivocally   recommend any Greg King title.  Without question.

Excellent, Robert - I agree with all you say....:-)
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Re: Books by Felix Yusupov - "Lost Splendour" etc
« Reply #101 on: March 17, 2018, 03:50:15 AM »
We have authorised and a re-issue of The Lost Splendour was published December 2017. It comes in Kindle format too.
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