Author Topic: My Empress by Marfa Mouchanow - who actually wrote it and why?  (Read 76000 times)

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Re: My Empress by Marfa Mouchanow - who actually wrote it and why?
« Reply #240 on: January 05, 2012, 05:44:06 PM »
Adding to Alixz's question....did Mr. Moe complete the manuscript prior to his death or did someone assist with finishing it?  I wonder if the Zanotti issue was a working theory that may have been either addressed further or ultimately discarded if he had had further time to work on this project.

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Re: My Empress by Marfa Mouchanow - who actually wrote it and why?
« Reply #241 on: January 06, 2012, 12:22:26 AM »
Maybe this has been brought up before, but if indeed the author of "My Empress" is not one person but several, perhaps their names can be found embedded in the pseudonym "Marfa Mouchanow"? Any codebreakers among us?
Interesting idea! It also could be like"  Häagen-Dazs "  ice cream...a totally made up name lol It seems  a sterling example of WW1 propaganda

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Re: My Empress by Marfa Mouchanow - who actually wrote it and why?
« Reply #242 on: January 06, 2012, 09:26:57 AM »
I is my understanding that the manuscript was finished before he passed.  Also, we DO have the thread pertaining to Mr. Moe's book for this specific discussion. Thanks.


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Re: My Empress by Marfa Mouchanow - who actually wrote it and why?
« Reply #243 on: January 06, 2012, 04:49:42 PM »
Please accept my apologies. I got confused on which thread I was posting as I was reading both. Please feel free to move my post to the correct thread.

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Re: My Empress by Marfa Mouchanow - who actually wrote it and why?
« Reply #244 on: August 27, 2013, 08:26:49 PM »
Zanotti was left behind in Tobolsk when the rest went to Ekaterinburg.  She stayed there and left the same time the Gibbes and Buxhoeveden did. Yes, she ran the house for Ernie. I don't know what she thought of Ella. But I can tell you that Bob is in contact with Zanotti's great niece in England these days.
Did Zanotti write a memoir of her time with the Empress?

*bumping* this thread to spark discussion again. Maybe we can find out new clues to put a real name behind this work?