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Ally Kumari:
The year is coming to an end and new books are coming in 2018!

The Romanovs Under House Arrest : From the 1917 Diary of a Palace Priest

..".for the last time the former rulers of their own home had gathered to fervently pray, tearfully, and on bended knee, imploring that the Lord help and intercede for them in all of their sorrows and misfortunes." Thus the Archpriest Afanasy Belyaev described the faith and piety of the Russian Imperial family, whom he served as priest and confessor, on the occasion of the Tsarevich's thirteenth birthday. These selected excerpts from the chaplain's diary open a window into the souls of the now sainted Royal Family and the struggles endured in their first five months of confinement following the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II in early 1917. Russian cultural historian Marilyn Pfeifer Swezey sets the diary in its historical context and offers an epilogue to complete the story of the Romanov's journey to martyrdom at the hands of a Bolshevik firing squad in a Siberian basement.

There is a book in the works going to the publishers next year on the battle of Tsushima according to the Imperial Japanese navy page It looks like it will be a very detailed account of the battle and the voyage of the Russian fleet to it. The author is using a number of Russian sources never used before. I have told him about Sablin's account.  Also Anna V's future husband was there, As was Sophie B's brother Peter does anyone know what ships they were on?, Lili Dehn's husband was a naval officer I don't know what he did during the R-J war. I will be mentioning the S.S. Fabrisky 2016 book. Did he serve in the Russo-Japanese war? Help would be welcome.


This sounds good. Can you keep us informed, please.



To be released on January 2018

Ally Kumari:
To Free the Romanovs: Royal Kinship and Betrayal

When Russia erupted into revolution, almost overnight the pampered lifestyle of the Imperial family vanished. Within months many of them were under arrest and they became `enemies of the Revolution and the Russian people'. All showed great fortitude and courage during adversity. None of them wanted to leave Russia; they expected to be back on their estates soon and live as before. When it became obvious that this was not going to happen a few managed to flee, but others became dependent on their foreign relatives for help. For those who failed to escape, the questions remain. Why did they fail? What did their relatives do to help them? Were lives sacrificed to save other European thrones? After 35 years researching and writing about the Romanovs, Coryne Hall considers the end of the 300-year-old dynasty - and the guilt of the royal families in Europe over the Romanovs' bloody end. Did the Kaiser do enough? Did George V? When the Tsar's cousins King Haakon of Norway and King Christian of Denmark heard of Nicholas's abdication, what did they do? Unpublished diaries of the Tsar's cousin Grand Duke Dmitri give a new insight to the Romanovs' feelings about George V's involvement.


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