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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #165 on: October 10, 2006, 11:41:03 AM »
It is always nice to see that among siblings. :)

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #166 on: October 11, 2006, 03:51:58 AM »
Unlike Baby Bee & Sandra...???

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #167 on: October 11, 2006, 08:47:46 AM »
Yes, I know. Well intentioned people sometimes don't get along with their siblings, but Sandra was just difficult anyway.

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #168 on: October 12, 2006, 04:15:01 AM »
Sandra was greedy and Bee was independent and "wilful" (according to Marie Coburg).

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #169 on: October 12, 2006, 10:59:53 AM »
Well, between the two, I like Baby Bee better. I have never read much about her life, but I think she was a bit better than Sandra,etc.

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #170 on: October 13, 2006, 02:56:22 AM »
Yes I like Baby Bee too...She actually looked more like Ducky as shre grew older.  :o

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #171 on: October 13, 2006, 09:09:50 AM »
I think so as well. She was rather round cheeked in youth,etc, but she did come to look quite stunning later. I am glad you pointed out that later in life Baby Bee and Sandra looked alike.That is true!!

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #172 on: October 15, 2006, 09:08:12 PM »
No...Baby looked like Ducky when she became old. The roundness became more angular. Sandra reamined puffy till old age.  :(

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #173 on: October 16, 2006, 12:09:52 PM »
I have never seen that many photos of an older Baby Bee. But I can see some resemblance, even if it is not strong in early photos as well. But it may not have blossomed until she got older, in full flower.

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #174 on: October 16, 2006, 08:23:18 PM »
There is one in my latest book "imperial Images" and others in Ricardo Mateos's books (In Spanish) on the Orleans family.  ::)

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #175 on: October 17, 2006, 08:07:35 AM »
I have never heard of Imperial Images-could you tell me more about that book? Victoria Melita and her sister may have looked alike in later life, but were different personalities.

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #176 on: October 18, 2006, 05:01:29 AM »
Do drop me a private email and I will tell more. Have been accused of promoting books even though I was only telling others what book I enjoyed reading... :(

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #177 on: November 11, 2006, 03:26:34 PM »
i had this book also, but sold it on Ebay as it, too, angered me....there were too many untrue statements, things history could have easily proven wrong!  my dear friend, Art Beeche, who is the editor and publisher of the European Royal History Journal, told me about many of the inconsistencies.  there is no excuse for getting historical facts incorrect in any publication.  this book was very sloppily written......
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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #178 on: November 12, 2006, 07:55:50 PM »
That seems to be the consensus. I am glad there is a biography of her, though, and that we get to read her story in fairly dramatic terms as it was lived. But, it might be nice if someone would do a better biography of her, even though that might be some years down the line, as this one wasn't published that many years ago.

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Re: A Fatal Passion: The Story of Victoria Melita
« Reply #179 on: November 12, 2006, 10:42:58 PM »
Well...We can always wait & hope.  ;)