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Re: Alexei - Russia's Last Imperial Heir: A Chronicle of Tragedy
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2015, 07:42:56 PM »
Delighted to announce that copies of "Alexei: Russia's Last Imperial Heir, A Chronicle of Tragedy" will be available for purchase, in the first instance from the Royal Russia Bookshop, beginning Monday, 21 September.

Other venues - Amazon (Courtyard Books), van Hoogstraten (in the Hague) and Librairie Galignani (in Paris) will offer my book soon afterwards.

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« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2015, 12:27:12 PM »
That's amazing, Belochka! Congrats!

Btw, do you know when the photo of Aleksei and Joy was taken? I suppose it's Tsarskoe but I can't tell for sure about the year.
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« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2015, 07:01:05 PM »
That's amazing, Belochka! Congrats!

Btw, do you know when the photo of Aleksei and Joy was taken? I suppose it's Tsarskoe but I can't tell for sure about the year.

Thanks nena!

The photo on the cover of my book was indeed taken at Tsarskoe Selo.

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« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2015, 04:52:10 AM »
Publishing on the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos! Well done!

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« Reply #34 on: September 26, 2015, 10:00:17 AM »
The photo was taken post October 1915 note the medal he is wearing. I think it may have been taken post abdication.

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Re: Alexei - Russia's Last Imperial Heir: A Chronicle of Tragedy
« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2015, 04:30:07 AM »
I was just amazed by your work on your previous two books. The ammount of information and detail was just incredible, and I am sure you put as much effort into this book as well!

Urgh. So I checked Hoogstraten today and apparently "This product will be in stock on Thursday 24 September, 2015'". What a bummer! But I´m sure the wait will be worth it.

I am thrilled that you enjoyed reading my two previous books and appreciated the effort I put into each. Thank you!

Perhaps you may consider giving your feedback on the U. S. amazon site?

I am assured that Alexei's biography will become available later this month, in September. The good news is that it is being printed now.

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I would love to write a review for Amazon, however one has to have ordered book from them for a certain ammount before it is allowed to write reviews. I have never ordered a book from Amazon, mostly because the shipping they provide is just awfully pricy.

Meanwhile I have just ordered "Alexei" from Hoogstraten! Cannot wait for it to arrive!

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« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2015, 06:10:57 PM »
I was just amazed by your work on your previous two books. The ammount of information and detail was just incredible, and I am sure you put as much effort into this book as well!

Urgh. So I checked Hoogstraten today and apparently "This product will be in stock on Thursday 24 September, 2015'". What a bummer! But I´m sure the wait will be worth it.

I am thrilled that you enjoyed reading my two previous books and appreciated the effort I put into each. Thank you!

Perhaps you may consider giving your feedback on the U. S. amazon site?

I am assured that Alexei's biography will become available later this month, in September. The good news is that it is being printed now.

Best regards,

Margarita Nelipa


I would love to write a review for Amazon, however one has to have ordered book from them for a certain ammount before it is allowed to write reviews. I have never ordered a book from Amazon, mostly because the shipping they provide is just awfully pricy.

Meanwhile I have just ordered "Alexei" from Hoogstraten! Cannot wait for it to arrive!

Many thanks! Hope you shall enjoy reading this rather special book!

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« Reply #38 on: October 20, 2015, 05:06:16 AM »
My copy arrived today. Looking forward to reading this!

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« Reply #39 on: October 21, 2015, 05:55:16 PM »
My copy arrived today. Looking forward to reading this!

What good news Georgiy! I hope that you shall enjoy reading this book.

I welcome your feedback once you have finished reading it.

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« Reply #40 on: October 23, 2015, 10:57:23 AM »
I started reading this today, and although it is a nitpick, I though I would post it: On page 4 the author writes that Nicholas I, born in 1796, was the last child of his parents, but in fact he was second to last, followed by Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich in 1798.

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« Reply #41 on: October 25, 2015, 12:47:04 AM »
I started reading this today, and although it is a nitpick, I though I would post it: On page 4 the author writes that Nicholas I, born in 1796, was the last child of his parents, but in fact he was second to last, followed by Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich in 1798.

You are perfectly correct! Thanks for identifying the error.


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« Reply #42 on: October 31, 2015, 05:15:58 AM »
Continuing my reading, although I am ill and busy. Thank you for wonderful details about Alexei´s wetnurses, they were completely unknown to me!

Just a small note again: I noticed that the names of Montenegrin Princesses are sometimes spelt a bit differently: there are both "Anastasia" and "Anastasiya" in the text, and also "Militsa" as well as "Milica".

I also have a question: Was´t Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna one of Alexei´s godmothers? You do not enlist her, but for example Sophie Buxhoeveden writes in her book that: "Olga Nicolaevna, then nine years old, being in the important position ofone of the godmothers". I have read the same in several other publications, though they probably took their info from Buxhoeveden.

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« Reply #43 on: November 02, 2015, 04:46:53 PM »
I am reading Alexei now.  I was trying to save it for my Thanksgiving read, but just couldn't hold back!  The section on the Spala crisis was amazing. So unlike anything that I've read.  Congratulations for such an interesting book. Someday, I'll find a copy of your Rasputin.                                                                           All the best,  Kitt

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Re: Alexei - Russia's Last Imperial Heir: A Chronicle of Tragedy
« Reply #44 on: November 02, 2015, 07:27:48 PM »
Continuing my reading, although I am ill and busy. Thank you for wonderful details about Alexei´s wetnurses, they were completely unknown to me!

I also have a question: Was´t Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna one of Alexei´s godmothers? You do not enlist her, but for example Sophie Buxhoeveden writes in her book that: "Olga Nicolaevna, then nine years old, being in the important position ofone of the godmothers". I have read the same in several other publications, though they probably took their info from Buxhoeveden.

Buxhoeveden was mistaken (and apparently other authors followed her lead). Though Olga witnessed her brother's baptism, she had no specific function during the ceremony.

Nikolai II certainly would have mentioned this detail in his diary, but he did not other than to note that Olga was present.

Glad you are enjoying this book!

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