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Books on the Balkan Royals
« on: October 28, 2005, 09:14:48 AM »
I recently took out "The Story of My Life" by Queen Marie of Romania. But the book starts mid-life. There was nothing about her childhood, early marriage, etc. Was there 2 volumes to this book? If there is I want to get that one too.
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Re: Books on the Balkan Royals
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2005, 12:26:29 PM »
YES!  The original book was two volumes.  There is a new edition on sale on amazon.com which contains exerts from her diaries not published in the first two volumes.

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Re: Books on the Balkan Royals
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2005, 03:14:18 PM »
i have an older version of the book that has 3 volumes: volume 1 the childhood, volume 2, being a princess of romania, volume 3 being a queen upto 1918, where it stops.
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Re: Books on the Balkan Royals
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2005, 07:20:53 AM »
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i have an older version of the book that has 3 volumes: volume 1 the childhood, volume 2, being a princess of romania, volume 3 being a queen upto 1918, where it stops.


Marie's book was published differently in Europe & USA.

I believe the Europe edition had three volumes and the USA Edition had two voulmes but I may be mistaken!

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Re: Books on the Balkan Royals
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2005, 09:58:47 PM »
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Marie's book was published differently in Europe & USA.

I believe the Europe edition had three volumes and the USA Edition had two voulmes but I may be mistaken!

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yes,  this is true -- 3 vols in the UK, and 2 in the USA, but  all the same material
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Re: Books on the Balkan Royals
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2005, 09:38:37 AM »
What's the very last sentence of the last volume?

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Re: Books on the Balkan Royals
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2006, 02:24:11 PM »
What are the titles of these volumes?

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Re: Books on the Balkan Royals
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2006, 07:12:31 PM »
I think they should be the same title but volume 1 or 2 ?

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Re: Books on the Balkan Royals
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2006, 07:56:37 AM »
yep... story of my life volume 1, 2,3 ... :P
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Re: Books on the Balkan Royals
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2006, 09:22:22 AM »
American or British version.  ::)

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Re: Books on the Balkan Royals
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2006, 02:55:06 PM »
and there was Ordeal....i think this coincides with the third volume,her memoirs during the war

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Re: Books on the Balkan Royals
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2006, 07:56:01 PM »
or American edition no. 2 ?  ???

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Re: Books on the Balkan Royals
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2006, 05:02:52 AM »
could well be that too...

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Re: Books on the Balkan Royals
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2006, 12:11:19 PM »
Hello,

has somebody read this book? What´s your opinion on it? Is it a kind of "photo album"? Thankies! :)
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Re: Books on the Balkan Royals
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2006, 12:35:33 PM »
It's a really good book and, yes, it does take the form of a large, coffe-table size photo album. It has just tons of great photos. The publisher, Leppi, also did Romanovs: Love, Power and Tragedy, so if you've seen that one you know what the Nikola & Milena book looks like. It's has glossy pages, all with photos on them and the text isn't straight biographical, it's more like individual essays that trace the family and Nikola's reign. There are sections on each of their children, though a disappointingly small amount on Anna, who married Franz Joseph of Battenberg. The subtitle given on the cover says "The Rise and Fall of Montengro's Royal Family told through Family Albums and Diaries". It's a little less than 350 pages.

The ISBN (for anyone interested) is 0952164442.
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