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Re: Road to Ekaterinburg by ECS Banks
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 04:40:11 PM »
Could be good; I'm hoping. I'm hooked by the subject certainly but the basic info leaves a lot to be desired. In fact I've probably  got my hopes up too high .
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Re: Road to Ekaterinburg by ECS Banks
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 05:10:11 PM »
It does look tempting.

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Re: Road to Ekaterinburg by ECS Banks
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 12:36:06 AM »
Postage is very expensive though... :(

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Re: Road to Ekaterinburg by ECS Banks
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012, 02:33:34 AM »
Tempting indeed!
Isn't E.C.S. Banks the same author who said that she had access to OTMA's diaries and letters and annouced a series of no less than seven books about OTMA about a year and a half ago?
The delivery costs are high, but the site also says that many of their titles are also available from the British Amazon site, with more modest shipping costs.
"The Correspondence of the Empress Alexandra of Russia with Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore, Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse. 1878-1916"  -  http://www.bod.de/index.php?id=296&objk_
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Re: Road to Ekaterinburg by ECS Banks
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2012, 07:52:42 AM »
There's no way I can say this without sounding snotty, but $62USD for a vanity-published book by an unknown author? That's a risk I'm not sure I can afford to take. I've been disappointed by this scenario once too often in the past.
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Re: Road to Ekaterinburg by ECS Banks
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012, 09:29:49 AM »
I will wait for Helen's book.
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Re: Road to Ekaterinburg by ECS Banks
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2012, 11:15:10 AM »
I'm intrigued as well, but this type of book falls under the category of..."Would buy it for less on Kindle if it were to be available on there, and even then only after it received some very good feedback from those whose opinions I value..."

That said I hope it does well and will place on it my list of future considerations...

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Re: Road to Ekaterinburg by ECS Banks
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2012, 08:38:38 PM »
I contacted the publisher to complain about the postage.(  It's 2x the cost of the book) They explained it's a 500 page book sent air mail from the UK and so the killing postage. I'm hoping some US fulfillment house is engaged at some point or Amazon UK utilized . 

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Re: Road to Ekaterinburg by ECS Banks
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2012, 11:53:07 AM »
Hopefully it will be available through Amazon eventually.. You would think that would be in their interest, in order to sell more books? I think Laura Mabee mentioned she will get it and post her review.

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Re: Road to Ekaterinburg by ECS Banks
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2012, 12:36:55 PM »
The author is sadly not providing review copies :-(

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Re: Road to Ekaterinburg by ECS Banks
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2012, 12:47:02 PM »
Tempting indeed!
Isn't E.C.S. Banks the same author who said that she had access to OTMA's diaries and letters and annouced a series of no less than seven books about OTMA about a year and a half ago?
The delivery costs are high, but the site also says that many of their titles are also available from the British Amazon site, with more modest shipping costs.

I don't think it's the same author, Helen... Where was this announced?

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Re: Road to Ekaterinburg by ECS Banks
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2012, 04:21:45 PM »
Good question.  ;D I've searched my old messages, and it appears that it was forum member Teddy who brought the other book, or series of books, to my attention in May 2011. He sent me a link to an announcement on the Internet, that included the exact same initials and family name as those of the author of this new book: http://www.ecsbanks.co.uk/ (the page does not exist anymore).

A search of the AP forum contents for "ECSBanks" results in two hits:  
one from September 2011 at http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=16536.msg484089#msg484089,
and one older post from 2009 at http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=12290.msg389739#msg389739.
Apparently, ECS Banks is AP forum member "torchwoodOTMA".

 
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"Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig and Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in Italy - 1893"

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Re: Road to Ekaterinburg by ECS Banks
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2012, 06:08:17 PM »

Aloha!

I was all excited about this too - for about 5 minutes!  The fact that I know next-to-nothing about the author, there is very little information given on the book - and
the sky-high costs of purchasing it here in the U.S. - all facts that made me say - "I think I'll wait for Amazon to get it" - or at least until someone here gives it a glowing
recommendation that would warrant putting out that kind of $$.

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Re: Road to Ekaterinburg by ECS Banks
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2012, 08:18:24 AM »
Good question.  ;D I've searched my old messages, and it appears that it was forum member Teddy who brought the other book, or series of books, to my attention in May 2011. He sent me a link to an announcement on the Internet, that included the exact same initials and family name as those of the author of this new book: http://www.ecsbanks.co.uk/ (the page does not exist anymore).

A search of the AP forum contents for "ECSBanks" results in two hits:  
one from September 2011 at http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=16536.msg484089#msg484089,
and one older post from 2009 at http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=12290.msg389739#msg389739.
Apparently, ECS Banks is AP forum member "torchwoodOTMA".

Interesting. Thanks for the info!