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Fred Markam in Russia
« on: April 14, 2004, 10:11:21 AM »
I came across this book in a box I've had for years.  Fred Markam in Russia, published in the mid to late 1800's.  Styled along a diary someone kept while visiting Russia.  Anyone know anything about it???

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Re: Fred Markam in Russia
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2004, 12:34:42 PM »
No, so tell us more!  :)

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2004, 01:38:39 PM »
I have since discovered it was written by W.H.G. Kingston.  Originally classified as a children's book. We would say it is for young adults.  It's historical fiction based on Kingston's visit to Russia.  I had read it long ago...so am reading it again.  Wonderfully written in that 19th century language.  He goes into great deal on the journey.  There is one particularly well decribed scene of the Tsar entering Moscow.