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Re: The Grand Duchesses (Eurohistory 2004)
« Reply #75 on: October 14, 2004, 12:14:35 AM »
We will be waiting for your information and I sincerely hope you enjoy reading the book!

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Re: The Grand Duchesses (Eurohistory 2004)
« Reply #76 on: October 16, 2004, 12:32:30 PM »
I received my copy earlier this week and I have one thing to say....AARRGGH!!
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I say this in a good way! Every night I read a book to help me fall asleep. This book is too good! My body says "I"m tired, I wanna go to sleep!". My mind  says "UH-huh the book is too good and I wanna keep reading!"
It's excellent! and I am only 1/2 way through!
Thanks Art!  ;D
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Re: The Grand Duchesses (Eurohistory 2004)
« Reply #77 on: October 19, 2004, 09:26:05 AM »
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I received my copy earlier this week and I have one thing to say....AARRGGH!!
BUT!
I say this in a good way! Every night I read a book to help me fall asleep. This book is too good! My body says "I"m tired, I wanna go to sleep!". My mind  says "UH-huh the book is too good and I wanna keep reading!"
It's excellent! and I am only 1/2 way through!
Thanks Art!  ;D
Angie


Dearest Angie,

This happens to be the most unusual "good" review the GRAND DUCHESSES have received among many, many positive ones.  I knew we had a good project in our hands when the enthusiasm of the participants in the writing was so very palpable.  The success of the book is as much theirs, all the writers and editors, as well as ours for having marketed the book so well.  The GRAND DUCHESSES began selling on August 28 and not even two months later the print run is almost 90% sold! And this before MAJESTY and ROYALTY DIGEST, make any mention of the book, which they will do in their respective November issues.  :-)

The GRAND DUCHESSES can be purchased in the USA at books@eurohistory.com / In the UK through MAJESTY & ROYALTY DIGEST / In the Netherlands at the Hermitage Museum  in Amsterdam and at van Hoogstraten Engish Bookstore in the Hague / In France at Galignani at rue de Rivoli, Paris.

Descendants of the GRAND DUCHESSES who have read it are also delighted.  One of them spent the weekend with us and is coming to my home tonight for dinner, since he and his wife depart for Paris tomorrow, sadly.

Thanks for your support and the best of luck trying to fall asleep! ;-)

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Re: The Grand Duchesses (Eurohistory 2004)
« Reply #78 on: October 22, 2004, 12:34:02 PM »
I have read that Gavril Konstantinovich, who was not born a Grand Duke and married morganatically, was granted the title Grand Duke by Vladimir Kirilovich  - on which grounds?

I feel the Vladimirovichi, apparently so strict about other relatives who married morganatically (even refusing the name Romanov to their offspring), were/are not that rigid about titles and styles when it comes to their own close family and friendly cousins.

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Re: The Grand Duchesses (Eurohistory 2004)
« Reply #79 on: October 22, 2004, 04:36:44 PM »
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I have read that Gavril Konstantinovich, who was not born a Grand Duke and married morganatically, was granted the title Grand Duke by Vladimir Kirilovich  - on which grounds?

I feel the Vladimirovichi, apparently so strict about other relatives who married morganatically (even refusing the name Romanov to their offspring), were/are not that rigid about titles and styles when it comes to their own close family and friendly cousins.


Should we open this discussion in a separate topic?

One would think that GD Wladimir, as Head of the Imperial House, could grant this grace to a Romanov cousin.  Did he not grant other titles to other Romanovs who married morganatically?

Perhaps the document in which GD Wladimir published the granting of the title of GD to Prince Gavril includes the reasoning behind such an action.  And then Gavril by then had no children and was not likely to have any, so perhaps it was also a safe choice.  Granting a loyal cousin such a grace is not uncommon among the various royal houses of Europe, however, granting one's detractors, ney opponents, certainly is.

Arturo Beéche

PS: This has nothing to do with the GRAND DUCHESSES and perhaps the our illustrious board leader may open this discussion on a separate setting?

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Re: The Grand Duchesses (Eurohistory 2004)
« Reply #80 on: October 25, 2004, 11:22:36 AM »
I finished reading "The Grand Duchesses" last week.  I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the Romanov dynasty, or even if one is interested just generally in royalty.  It was interesting to read about less well-known Grand Duchesses (i.e., beyond OTMA).  Thank you to Arturo and all the authors who colloborated on this unique and fascinating book.  I am looking forward to future volumes in the series!  
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Re: The Grand Duchesses (Eurohistory 2004)
« Reply #81 on: October 25, 2004, 08:32:58 PM »
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I finished reading "The Grand Duchesses" last week.  I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the Romanov dynasty, or even if one is interested just generally in royalty.  It was interesting to read about less well-known Grand Duchesses (i.e., beyond OTMA).  Thank you to Arturo and all the authors who colloborated on this unique and fascinating book.  I am looking forward to future volumes in the series!  


Dear Jane,

Thanks much for your very nice words regarding our book.  I think that many are those who have loved it.  We are down to 36 copies and this only after selling the book for seven weeks and without relying on big bookstores like Barnes and Noble and Amazon.  

I am both happy and proud of the work we have done.  Imagine, MAJESTY magazine has chosen THE GRAND DUCHESSES as the Book of the Month for November 2004!  Yes, I am a bit proud of what we accomplished!  :-)

I gave a copy of the book to Robert Massie yesterday and he was both intrigued and impressed with it, as well as eager to start reading it...and that was tremendously satisfying for me personally and professionally.

Best regards,

Arturo Beéche

PS: we have started our next installment in the series...which I expect to have in print by March 2005.  In fact, next year Eurohistory is looking at printing 3-4 titles dealing with the Russian Imperial Family, the Greek Royal Family and the Battenberg/Mountbattens!

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Re: The Grand Duchesses (Eurohistory 2004)
« Reply #82 on: October 26, 2004, 01:32:24 PM »
Dear Arturo,

I just tried to find a copy of GRAND DUCHESSES on Amazon, but it wasn't there! Has the book been released already? It sounds very good, but I don't know where to find it.  Maybe someone mentions it on this thread, but I didn't read every page (my computer is slow  :()
So you were at the Newark Museum to see the Robert Massie lecture last Sunday? Me too  :).

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Re: The Grand Duchesses (Eurohistory 2004)
« Reply #83 on: October 26, 2004, 01:40:25 PM »
Helen, I think you must order the book from Arturo at Eurohistory. He is not selling through Amazon.
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Re: The Grand Duchesses (Eurohistory 2004)
« Reply #84 on: October 26, 2004, 03:03:54 PM »
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Dear Arturo,

I just tried to find a copy of GRAND DUCHESSES on Amazon, but it wasn't there! Has the book been released already? It sounds very good, but I don't know where to find it.  Maybe someone mentions it on this thread, but I didn't read every page (my computer is slow  :()
So you were at the Newark Museum to see the Robert Massie lecture last Sunday? Me too  :).

Helen


Dear Helen,

Yes I was in the auditorium with 11 other friends...it was quite an enjoyable talk by Massie, although he did not really reveal anything new.

To order the GRAND DUCHESSES you must email us directly at books@eurohistory.com

Do not delay as the book is quickly set to become out of print.  We have 32 copies left as of today.

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Re: The Grand Duchesses (Eurohistory 2004)
« Reply #85 on: October 26, 2004, 11:21:22 PM »
I got mine in the mail already.  :) :D Part of an early Christmas present since I didn't want to take a chance and wait.
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Re: The Grand Duchesses (Eurohistory 2004)
« Reply #86 on: October 26, 2004, 11:31:36 PM »
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I got mine in the mail already.  :) :D Part of an early Christmas present since I didn't want to take a chance and wait.


And I truly hope it was a wonderful early Christmas present!  :-)

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Re: The Grand Duchesses (Eurohistory 2004)
« Reply #87 on: October 26, 2004, 11:56:11 PM »
was one of you wearing a green hat/cap?

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Re: The Grand Duchesses (Eurohistory 2004)
« Reply #88 on: October 27, 2004, 10:01:38 AM »
The blonde girl with long hair...you stoood in line behind in front of us.  One of your friends looked through the copy of the GRAND DUCHESSES we gave to Bob Massie.  what a coincidence!

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Re: The Grand Duchesses (Eurohistory 2004)
« Reply #89 on: October 27, 2004, 11:07:35 AM »
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Dear Helen,

Yes I was in the auditorium with 11 other friends...it was quite an enjoyable talk by Massie, although he did not really reveal anything new.

To order the GRAND DUCHESSES you must email us directly at books@eurohistory.com

Do not delay as the book is quickly set to become out of print.  We have 32 copies left as of today.

Arturo Beéche


Arturo,

Sounds like this was  kind of like our own mini-APTM conference! I saw AnastasiaFan and her friends there too, but I didn't know it at the time  :D. Maybe a convention for all the members may not be such a bad idea... Hmmmm...

Thanks for the book info, Arturo, I just emailed to that email address.

Helen