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Offline GDSophie

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New Book on Wattpad
« on: September 18, 2016, 05:13:53 PM »
Hey guys! Finally I can get back on here! I may have forgotten my password for a few months! Oops!

I had no clue where to put this so if you think it belongs somewhere else on the forum by all means move it to it's correct location!

Anyway, I am planning to write a novel (posted on Wattpad) set in the Russian Court. Here's the summary if you are interested:

Tsarskoye Selo, 1903. Ekaterina Alexeyevna Stepanova is swept up into a world only found in fairy tales while guarding a well kept family secret that could finally bring about the fall of the Romanov Dynasty when she becomes the playmate to the Tsar's daughters-Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia.

However, keeping it historically accurate has been a challenge. I would find something out about-lets say-Olga, then find out it didn't happen or it didn't happen in the way I read about! Of course this forum has been a massive help, and I've read some of you helping out people who are planning/have planned to write a historical fiction about them. But, it's answers I have a hard time finding that makes it harder to make it as accurate as possible!

For example, an easy one: Was it before or after Alexei's birth that Margaretta Eager left the Alexander Palace?

And, more harder: Did OTMA only share rooms in Alexander or did they share rooms on the Standart and in many of their palaces like Livadia and Spala?

I would appreciate the help and hopefully, one day, get this published!

~GDSophie
'Give my love to all who remember me' - Olga Nikolaevna

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Re: New Book on Wattpad
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2016, 11:34:56 PM »
Well,Sophie, I can at least answer one of your questions.
Margaretta left the Alexander Palace after the birth of Alexei, but only by a very short time.This was just after the heir's baptism, which Margaretta attended, enjoyed, and very briefly described.
The grand baptism itself was twelve days after his birth, which was M.E.'s birthday too!
I can't be 100% sure, but very nearly so, that OTMA didn't have individual rooms on Standart or at Spala.Possibly, OT and MA shared rooms at Spala.On the yacht, I'm inclined to think they may have shared a single cabin, but I 'm far from certain, which doesn't help much, I know.
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Re: New Book on Wattpad
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2016, 02:34:32 AM »
Without documented evidence I don't think we'll ever find out. :( I believe they may have shared rooms in Livadia and Spala, but on the Standart? Unless there wasn't enough cabins to have one each, they could have had their own.

Did the family stay in the Catherine Palace anytime? I remember reading somewhere that when they did, Tatiana and Anastasia fell ill as the Palace was cold all the time because it was much bigger than Alexander.

~GDSophie
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Re: New Book on Wattpad
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2016, 09:56:46 AM »
The prologue has been published early if you want it check it out, it's called Romanov Winds or if you can't find it, type in my username CircusFreak4. :)

~GDSophie
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