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Re: Books on British royalty (non-Tudor)
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2005, 02:36:29 PM »
I would like to know your recommendations about Crown and Camera: The Royal Family and Photography, 1842-1910 by Frances Dimond. I have read good things about it on the board but would like to know more. It seems to contain candid and rare pictures of Queen Victoria's immediate family, which is a treat! Many of the pictures from this book that have been posted here I have never seen before. I have read that the book is about 220 pages - do pictures and captions fill up most of those pages, or does it contain a lot of text as well? I have the book Happy and Glorious, which deals with photography from the reigns of QV to QEII, but I like that Crown and Camera seems to cover mostly QV's family and only covers her reign and that of her son. So how easy is it to find a copy of this book, and for a reasonable price (under $50)?
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« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2005, 12:18:54 PM »
I saw a copy of it on Wednesday and honestly did not find it something that I owuld invest in...too blaw is perhaps the only way I can describe it.

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Re: Books on British royalty (non-Tudor)
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2005, 12:24:32 PM »
Oh I love Crown and Camera. I would caution you that it is a big book but probably about 1/3 of the images are actually Royals. The images they do have of Victoria, her children and grandchildren are wonderful though. I think it is worth it just that reason. There are a very few images of the Romanovs but none are really rare. The quality af the photos is very good and the captions give alot of info about the photos themselves, their sitters and photographers. I love it and di find myself referencing it for photos to post here on the forum. I hope this helps you.
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Re: Books on British royalty (non-Tudor)
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2005, 09:28:14 PM »
I just got my copy of QV's Family (based on the recommendations here) and can't wait to look through it. Thanks everyone.

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« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2005, 07:27:21 PM »
I purchased this book last Saturday, and I just wanted to know if anyone here has either heard of it or read it.  Your opinions would be very much appreciated.  I apologize if this book has been discussed earlier.  Thank you in advance.
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Re: "Queen Victoria At Home" by Micheal
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2005, 09:11:27 AM »
Hi Dasha....I checked this book out from my local library, and although there is information in the book that seems to be in every other book, there are things I never read before and overall it's a good read.

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Re: "Queen Victoria At Home" by Micheal
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2005, 10:42:03 PM »
Thank you so much for your insight.  It is appreciated.
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Re: Books on British royalty (non-Tudor)
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2005, 08:59:36 PM »
I found on Amazon.co.uk that a new book is coming out about Beatrice, in January 2007 called The Last Princess: A life of Beatrice, Queen Victoria's youngest daughter. That's quite a while from now, but if anyone's interested in preordering they can.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0297847945/ref=pd_cpt_gw_i/026-4991339-3148451
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Re: Books on British royalty (non-Tudor)
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2006, 02:01:49 PM »
Is this book worth buying and on which descendants does it focus?

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Re: Books on British royalty (non-Tudor)
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2006, 03:23:14 PM »
BUY IT!!! :D :D It's absolutely wonderful, like all Aronson's books that I've read. It focuses on the descendants of Queen Victoria to first sit on various Continental thrones - Vicky, Edward VII, Marie of Romania, Maud of Wales, Alix of Russia, Ena of Spain, Mignon of Yugoslavia, Louise of Sweden, Ingrid of Denmark . . . I think that's all, though I may have forgotten some. It really is a lovely book, well worth buying.  :)
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Re: Books on British royalty (non-Tudor)
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2006, 03:48:13 PM »
Yes, definitely a must-buy! It was one of my earliest reads in college and I chased the book down until I got it. Part of the appeal is in the writing style of Theo Aronson. Much of the information may be known--and probably was gained from this book--but the way he lays stories out is fabulous. Definitely one of the great royal reads.  :)
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« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2006, 04:13:57 PM »
If you ever have a chance to get hold of this book GRAB IT it has to be one of the all time greats. Beautifully written and unputdownable. I have been trying to get my own copy for ages
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Re: Books on British royalty (non-Tudor)
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2006, 05:59:31 AM »
Interesting!!! their was a copy in my local book shop, will have to re-investigate!!!

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Re: Books on British royalty (non-Tudor)
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2006, 07:46:55 AM »
Ooooh this looks like a good buy!

There are plenty of copies on UK amazon, but they're not particularly cheap.  ú15+.  Though saying that, it's cheaper than a new hardback, so you people with jobs will probably be able to afford one!  ;D

I found two hardback editions of Grandmama of Europe on UK amazon, one is the one published in Britain, the other in America.

UK edition:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/tg/detail/offer-listing/-/0304290637/all/202-2418519-9421415

US edition (most copies shipped from the US, but the starting price is cheaper than for the UK edition):
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/tg/detail/offer-listing/-/067251723X/all/202-2418519-9421415

I will keep my beady eyes open for a copy in my usual haunts...maybe I'll get lucky like I did with Hessian Tapestry...

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Re: Books on British royalty (non-Tudor)
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2006, 12:20:46 PM »
To me, this is a "text book" in the same way Hessian Tapestry and Nicholas and Alexandra are....  A must read, stories beautifully woven together with such skill.  A big delicious piece of cake!
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