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Aloha from Kaua'i!

I am fortunate enough to be traveling to Paris again (I went last March for the first time) in mid-September - hooray!!!  Still am pinching myself, believe me!

Last year I found such a wonderful abundance of books (book in English and other languages) on various Royals - at Librarie Galignani on rue de Rivoli - it was book heaven!  I ended up puchasing quite
a few books there that I'd never heard of before as well as 2 of the Jacques Ferrand books that they had left - shipped all of them home thru the post.

Anyone know of any hard to find titles that might be found at this (or any other bookstores in Paris) relating to either the Romanovs or the British or French royalty?

Just throwing this out here, because I received some wonderful suggestions last year from the forum - for which I am truly grateful!

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Re: Traveling to Paris next month - any Romanov book suggestions for me?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2011, 05:29:07 PM »
Is Le Tsarevitch still in print? I can't remember! If it is, and you don't have, I recommend it. If you check the Up and Comming Books 2011 thread you may find some new ones!
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Re: Traveling to Paris next month - any Romanov book suggestions for me?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2011, 08:39:20 PM »
O, you lucky woman! O, you lucky, lucky, a-million-times-more lucky woman! I don't know about books and everything, since I can't even read French (oh, Talya, you know about that, don't you! =D) but PM me or even start a thread about details in Paris! Everywhere you go . . . and ESPECIALLY the Eiffel Tower! (Don't feel pressured or anything. This is just a friendly request. If you decide not to, no hard feelings!)

And I repeat: O you lucky lucky lucky LUCKY woman! Congratualtions, Janet!
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Re: Traveling to Paris next month - any Romanov book suggestions for me?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2011, 09:33:21 PM »

Aloha all!

Well, I do indeed consider myself a lucky woman - believe me, I am not taking this trip for granted in any way, shape or form!  I never expected to be able to go back so quickily after my first visit - but I am!

So, the Alexei Martyr book would be one (I know the title, just have to look it up)......and I'll check and see if Librarie Galignani has any more Jacques Ferrand books left....I even found a couple older Romanov related used paperbacks last year at Shakespeare and Co. - so I'll definitely be going back there (plus I love the place!).....

Please if anyone can think of books that might be found more easily in France (Paris).......very much appreciate any suggestions!

One month from tonite I leave - it is getting very close now - enough so to make it real!

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Re: Traveling to Paris next month - any Romanov book suggestions for me?
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2011, 09:58:18 PM »
wow Paris would be a good spot for rare book gems..it wasn't bombed and many went there after the revolution . Of course I would haunt the print shops too!  Here's what the book looks like . I got it on French eBay using Google French lol! !

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Re: Traveling to Paris next month - any Romanov book suggestions for me?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2011, 01:55:33 AM »
Le Tsarévitch! Oh how I envy you!
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Re: Traveling to Paris next month - any Romanov book suggestions for me?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2011, 09:46:00 AM »
Le Tsarévitch! Oh how I envy you!
Simply go on French eBay and use the search feature  =)
It may not be offered now, but eventually it might. I found it pretty quickly

Not speaking French is no barrier either...as I say, I used google french  to speak with the seller,
who at first did not want to mail it to the US. ....so I google french begged. An important component
 of  such communications  is to keep apologizing for the google french lol!

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Re: Traveling to Paris next month - any Romanov book suggestions for me?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2011, 06:52:28 PM »
Le Tsarévitch! Oh how I envy you!
Simply go on French eBay and use the search feature  =)
It may not be offered now, but eventually it might. I found it pretty quickly

Not speaking French is no barrier either...as I say, I used google french  to speak with the seller,
who at first did not want to mail it to the US. ....so I google french begged. An important component
 of  such communications  is to keep apologizing for the google french lol!


Yup - if all else fails, just beg!  ;)
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Re: Traveling to Paris next month - any Romanov book suggestions for me?
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2011, 02:35:05 PM »

Aloha all!

Definitely will be looking for that book on my trip - hoping for Librarie Galignani to possibly have it!

There is also the Abbess (spelling?) bookstore that I haven't gone to yet - it is also English language and worth checking out I think!

I definitely forsee a box of books being shipped home again this year from Paris!!

Janet R.
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Re: Traveling to Paris next month - any Romanov book suggestions for me?
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2011, 09:31:31 PM »
And again I say: Congratulations!

(And because I can't resist: Oh, you LUCKY woman!)
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Re: Traveling to Paris next month - any Romanov book suggestions for me?
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2011, 02:48:32 PM »
Aloha all!

 :) ;D

Yes indeed!  I'm just wondering if in the short day and a half I have in London I will be able to pop into a bookstore I might chance upon as well!

Since I will have already shipped my purchased books at that point - I'll have to be very conservative though about what I buy!

Janet R.
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