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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2005, 08:56:01 PM »
Hi Laura,

You know, I think there may already be a thread on this book, although I can't find it.

This is an ok book as far as I can remember. Nothing earth shattering, and a lot of the emphasis is not really so much on Ella as it is on how she was connected to Nicholas and Alexandra, IMO. There is not all that much about Elizabeth as a person. It's worth a read, especially since there doesn't seem to be any other good Ella biography out there. But hopefully there will be one next year!

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2005, 09:54:39 PM »
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I was browsing the library today and came arcross this book. Has anyone read it? It is a good read? or is it full of false facts?  ???


Before the book was published, Mager was asked by a friend of his, David Duff, the biographer, about his book, and David (an old friend of mine), asked Mager to contact me.  Hugo sent me the manuscript - and I read it, and I made various comments (and offered corrections for genealogical and other things ... Most of what I proffered never got fixed ... and I found Mager's book to be one dimensional with so many sources untapped.  
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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2005, 11:27:36 PM »
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Before the book was published, Mager was asked by a friend of his, David Duff, the biographer, about his book, and David (an old friend of mine), asked Mager to contact me.  Hugo sent me the manuscript - and I read it, and I made various comments (and offered corrections for genealogical and other things ... Most of what I proffered never got fixed ... and I found Mager's book to be one dimensional with so many sources untapped.  
I suspect Christopher Warwick's biography will be superior.


I too am looking forward to Warwick's work. For whatever it's worth, I found the mistakes irritating and in general it lacked insights into who Ella really was. I would say this book is worth borrowing from a friend for a read, but not worth buying.

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2005, 12:20:11 PM »
Nothing new, nothing insightful....
So long and thanks for all the fish

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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2005, 01:16:45 PM »
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I too am looking forward to Warwick's work. For whatever it's worth, I found the mistakes irritating and in general it lacked insights into who Ella really was. I would say this book is worth borrowing from a friend for a read, but not worth buying.


Wish I had borrowed it  :-/  Also hope that Bluetoria's book on Ella, lands on the right desk, with the right publisher.

Sunny



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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2005, 01:26:39 PM »
Sunny, you are so very kind  :) :)
The indecisive publisher has now had it for 4 months & keeps saying 'hang on...' I have to stick to novels for now....... :'(
Please pray for it for me!  ;) (God isn't listening to me  :-/ )


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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2005, 02:06:04 PM »
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Wish I had borrowed it  :-/  Also hope that Bluetoria's book on Ella, lands on the right desk, with the right publisher.

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2005, 02:07:36 PM »
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Bluetoria,

If you are seeking a publisher...it would not be a bad idea to contact me.

Arturo Beéche' ;)


Wow! How?

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2005, 02:27:02 PM »
By email...but if you have a manuscript I would like to read it...we have four books destined for printing this year and I am already looking for projects for next year.

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2005, 02:33:27 PM »
Thanks for the insights  :)
Wow! Bluetoria, I didn't know you were the "Warwick" that people were mentioning! I look forward to reading your book! Think us board memebers can get a signed copy  ;D

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2005, 03:02:31 PM »
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Bluetoria, I didn't know you were the "Warwick" that people were mentioning! I look forward to reading your book! Think us board memebers can get a signed copy  ;D


Laura, LOL. Bluetoria is not Warwick! Chris Warwick is a real person, not a pseudonim, and completely distict from Bluetoria  ;D. We are talking about two different books here.  :D

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2005, 03:34:05 PM »
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Laura, LOL. Bluetoria is not Warwick! Chris Warwick is a real person, not a pseudonim, and completely distict from Bluetoria  ;D. We are talking about two different books here.  :D


Oops, sorry about that ;D
Is Chris a member of the forums? If not, does anyone know when his works are to be published?  

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2005, 03:52:22 PM »
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It's worth a read, especially since there doesn't seem to be any other good Ella biography out there. But hopefully there will be one next year!

Heln


From what I gather from Helen's posting - it sounds like it may be out next year sometime.  Perhaps someone here will have further information?

Bluetoria - Wow!  I had no idea you were trying to get a book on Elizabeth published!  Congratulations, I wish you all the luck in the world, and I know I'll certainly read it when it comes out!  :D

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2005, 03:55:03 PM »
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Bluetoria - Wow!  I had no idea you were trying to get a book on Elizabeth published!  Congratulations, I wish you all the luck in the world, and I know I'll certainly read it when it comes out!


Me too. Bluetoria, I think you have a ready market here!

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2005, 05:21:27 PM »
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By email...but if you have a manuscript I would like to read it...we have four books destined for printing this year and I am already looking for projects for next year.

Arturo Beéche

PS: Yuo can email me privately you know.


THANK YOU, Arturo, I will! (It's late evening here so I'll do it 1st thing in the morning!) THANK YOU...even for reading it!  :) :) :) :) :)

And thank you very kind people who say kind things!

(Oooh,  :-[ , as soon as you say God isn't listening, He kind of whacks you in the face...)  
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