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Re: Four Sisters by Helen Rappaport
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2014, 12:09:40 PM »
Thank you :)

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Re: Four Sisters by Helen Rappaport
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2014, 12:34:19 PM »
Четыре сестры Романовы / Романовские?
Берёзы севера мне милы,
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

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Re: Four Sisters by Helen Rappaport
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2014, 05:00:09 PM »
Also another question will the two books have the same pictures?

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Re: Four Sisters by Helen Rappaport
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2014, 03:22:30 PM »
I don't think that will be known before both editions have been released, but since there is such a short time between UK and US releases I would guess that the content is the same and only the cover/title is different.

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Re: Four Sisters by Helen Rappaport
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2014, 06:39:29 AM »
I've received my copy now. Any new Romanov book is good news and I was especially happy to find out that there would be one focusing on the grand duchesses, but Four Sisters has been even better than I expected. It makes me think that it's still possible to write about the Romanovs in a fresh way and using sources that haven't been completely explored because in addition to covering familiar ground, it is full of new references and quotes that I haven't seen before in Romanov-themed books of popular history or online on royalty forums like this. I don't know if there are rules about whether we are allowed to post specific quotes from a new book, but there were plenty of little details that amused me or even made me stop and reconsider what I knew about someone. The photo section is excellent, with a large number of rare photos that were shared online for the first time only last year, so this must be the first time they appear in an English book.

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Re: Four Sisters by Helen Rappaport
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2014, 02:56:51 PM »
Amazon.uk is telling me it is having trouble with this book, which I pre-ordered months ago. Anywhere else I can get it?

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Re: Four Sisters by Helen Rappaport
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2014, 06:51:08 PM »
Georgiy, I received my copy from them last week. Perhaps it depends on where you're shipping it to? (I'm in the US).

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Re: Four Sisters by Helen Rappaport
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2014, 04:03:47 AM »
Amazon.uk is telling me it is having trouble with this book, which I pre-ordered months ago. Anywhere else I can get it?

Maybe Waterstones or The Book Depository?

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Re: Four Sisters by Helen Rappaport
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2014, 06:35:46 AM »
Paul Gilbert is also selling it... I just received my copy from him.

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Re: Four Sisters by Helen Rappaport
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2014, 06:27:06 AM »
Thanks, I will give those a try.

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Re: Four Sisters by Helen Rappaport
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2014, 05:55:07 PM »
I just pre-ordered a copy on Amazon.  According to them, the book is due to be released on June 3.  I'm looking forward to receiving and reading it.

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Re: Four Sisters by Helen Rappaport
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2014, 08:50:12 AM »
I just pre-ordered a copy on Amazon.  According to them, the book is due to be released on June 3.  I'm looking forward to receiving and reading it.

Same here. I go away for two weeks for my job (leaving June 1st) and will have plenty of time in the evening to simply unwind and read. Very much looking forward to it!
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Re: Four Sisters by Helen Rappaport
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2014, 05:10:08 PM »
Good News Helen. This book is mentioned in the 9 june 2014 People magazine as a great summer read.

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Re: Four Sisters by Helen Rappaport
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2014, 09:12:29 PM »
Here's my review - I really enjoyed the book, especially the WWI sections

http://www.royalhistorian.com/friday-royal-read-the-romanov-sisters-by-helen-rappaport/

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Re: Four Sisters by Helen Rappaport
« Reply #29 on: June 06, 2014, 12:47:17 AM »
Good News Helen. This book is mentioned in the 9 june 2014 People magazine as a great summer read.
Looks like I'm going to have to pick up that copy of People! Always makes me happy to see non-fictional Romanov pieces getting more attention.
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