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Books and Films about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia => Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia => Topic started by: Teddy on December 31, 2008, 05:13:03 AM

Title: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Teddy on December 31, 2008, 05:13:03 AM
Here to post Royal books (titles/writer) who are beiing published in 2009:

For what I know:

The Four Graces, by Ilana Miller

Who know about titles by EUROHISTORY beiing published in 2009?
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: s.v.markov on January 01, 2009, 08:36:19 AM
....And 'Born in the Purple' ~ The Private World of the Children of Tsar Nicholas II ~ by Paul Gilbert, due October 2009, from Gilbert's Royal Books.........
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: I am_Tatianochka on January 01, 2009, 10:16:02 AM
I can't wait for that Born in the Purple book! :) ;D
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Post by: Russka Princess on January 01, 2009, 11:09:24 AM
adn i cant wait to see the book: The Four Graces, by Ilana Miller!! come it in Februrary out ?
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Post by: tom_romanov on January 01, 2009, 11:27:08 AM
I too can't wait until The four Graces comes out! it says it's relase has been postponed until January  :(

( just remembered it January now!!!)
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Laura_ on January 01, 2009, 11:29:07 AM
Charlotte Zeepvat's book...
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: tom_romanov on January 01, 2009, 12:28:57 PM
Charlotte Zeepvat's book...

Has she written a new one? what is it called?
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Post by: grandduchessella on January 01, 2009, 02:29:55 PM
Is it this one?

The Queen Wore Lilac

Royal clothing has always exerted a fascination. Once, for all but a very privileged few, it was the stuff of imagination and dreams, but the camera opened the world of royalty to a wider public. For the first time ordinary people were able to see what was worn at the great ceremonies of state and to examine at close hand the rich fabrics and intricate embroidery. Few could actually attend events like the Devonshire House Ball of 1897, when the participants wore lavish recreations of royal Court dress from past centuries, or the Tsar’s fabulous 1903 Winter Palace Ball, but anyone could see the photographs – and though the extravagance of royal life has been criticised down the years it still touches a chord, and royalty have been criticised as heartily when they failed to live up to public expectations.

But the camera also opened another, more intimate world, revealing royalty in their everyday lives and their everyday clothes. The camera made it possible for a subject to model himself on the monarch and to dress his children like princes: it made trendsetters of royalty. This new study examines, celebrates and enjoys royal costume in its all richness and variety, from the everyday to the extraordinary. Based on images from the first century of commercial photography, it also looks at original royal costumes from museum collections around the world, which preserve to this day a sense of the physical presence of their long-dead owners: it is one of the paradoxes of this subject that fabric, which we wear and rip and discard, can outlast us by centuries, bearing silent witness to the worlds we have lost.

Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: tom_romanov on January 01, 2009, 03:00:00 PM
wow ! I cant wait until that comes out!
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Post by: Ena on January 01, 2009, 07:08:45 PM
OMG!  I didn't know this.  I can't wait for the Zeepvat book to come out! 

Ilana's book is another one I'll be running for.  :)
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Paola on January 09, 2009, 02:25:27 AM
When will come out Charlotte Zeepvat's book? Still nothing in Amazon.uk
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Ilana on January 10, 2009, 01:08:41 PM
I can't wait for Charlotte's book, either.  Her books are always such a treat.

The Four Graces isn't out in January, but don't worry folks, it will be out this year. 
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Paola on January 11, 2009, 08:27:51 AM
Ilana , in the website of Hoogstraten says it is available on 21st January. This means  is it postpone again??
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Post by: tom_romanov on January 11, 2009, 10:00:45 AM
oh I hope it isn't postponed again  ::)
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Ilana on January 11, 2009, 12:39:39 PM
I'm afraid so.  I awfully sorry about this.  Just the vicissitudes of the publishing world.  But it will be here, you have my word.  Just don't know when.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: tom_romanov on January 11, 2009, 02:31:51 PM
I guess we'll just have to wait, patience is a virtue after all  :)
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Raegan on January 12, 2009, 03:21:35 PM
Is it this one?

The Queen Wore Lilac

Royal clothing has always exerted a fascination. Once, for all but a very privileged few, it was the stuff of imagination and dreams, but the camera opened the world of royalty to a wider public. For the first time ordinary people were able to see what was worn at the great ceremonies of state and to examine at close hand the rich fabrics and intricate embroidery. Few could actually attend events like the Devonshire House Ball of 1897, when the participants wore lavish recreations of royal Court dress from past centuries, or the Tsar’s fabulous 1903 Winter Palace Ball, but anyone could see the photographs – and though the extravagance of royal life has been criticised down the years it still touches a chord, and royalty have been criticised as heartily when they failed to live up to public expectations.

But the camera also opened another, more intimate world, revealing royalty in their everyday lives and their everyday clothes. The camera made it possible for a subject to model himself on the monarch and to dress his children like princes: it made trendsetters of royalty. This new study examines, celebrates and enjoys royal costume in its all richness and variety, from the everyday to the extraordinary. Based on images from the first century of commercial photography, it also looks at original royal costumes from museum collections around the world, which preserve to this day a sense of the physical presence of their long-dead owners: it is one of the paradoxes of this subject that fabric, which we wear and rip and discard, can outlast us by centuries, bearing silent witness to the worlds we have lost.



Sounds very different. I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Paola on January 14, 2009, 08:25:04 AM
I can't wait for Charlotte's book, either.  Her books are always such a treat.

The Four Graces isn't out in January, but don't worry folks, it will be out this year. 



The website of Hoogstraten booksellers  says a new date, in May.....
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Kiaro on January 15, 2009, 01:58:09 AM
What is The Four Graces going to be about?
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Leyla on January 15, 2009, 04:36:43 AM
What is The Four Graces going to be about?

It's about the four Hessian sisters, told through the eyes of the eldest, Victoria.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Ilana on January 15, 2009, 11:20:02 AM
Just to clarify... it's mostly about Victoria and Irene with Ella and a little of Alix thrown in since so much has been written about the latter two.  But as Leyla says, it's from VMH's point of view and mostly her life....
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: tom_romanov on January 15, 2009, 01:57:30 PM
still it promises to be a good read
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Ilana on January 16, 2009, 12:29:01 PM
I hope you will find it so!
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Post by: Multiverse on January 21, 2009, 05:14:32 PM
I ordered a copy of the Born In The Purple 2009 Claendar and it just arrived in the mail today.

The pictures are beautiful, crisp, clear. All black and white except the cover photo which is colorized on the back of the calendar. Some of the photos also include Nicholas and Alexandra with the children. The calendar was only $15.00 US and I'm sure I will keep and enjoy it long after 2009. I'm looking foreward to the boo. Born In The Purple.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: I am_Tatianochka on January 21, 2009, 08:07:14 PM
I ordered a copy of the Born In The Purple 2009 Claendar and it just arrived in the mail today.

The pictures are beautiful, crisp, clear. All black and white except the cover photo which is colorized on the back of the calendar. Some of the photos also include Nicholas and Alexandra with the children. The calendar was only $15.00 US and I'm sure I will keep and enjoy it long after 2009. I'm looking foreward to the boo. Born In The Purple.

I am also looking forward to this book and I got that calender for xmas... :)
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Olga Maria on February 07, 2009, 04:28:50 AM
Here to post Royal books (titles/writer) who are beiing published in 2009:

For what I know:

The Four Graces, by Ilana Miller

Who know about titles by EUROHISTORY beiing published in 2009?

Is this about OTMA? I hope this finds it way to Philippines.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Sarai on February 07, 2009, 06:52:41 AM
It's not about OTMA but about the four Hessian sisters - Victoria, Elisabeth, Irene, and Alix.


Here to post Royal books (titles/writer) who are beiing published in 2009:

For what I know:

The Four Graces, by Ilana Miller

Who know about titles by EUROHISTORY beiing published in 2009?

Is this about OTMA? I hope this finds it way to Philippines.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Laura_ on February 07, 2009, 07:00:29 AM
yup...and with emphasis on the lives of Victoria & Irene from what i understood
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Post by: Olga Maria on February 07, 2009, 03:57:36 PM
Ahhhh..I'm also interested with them!
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Paola on March 29, 2009, 08:13:43 AM
And for when the new book "The Queen Wore Lilac" by Charlotte Zeepvat? Any news?
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: alixaannencova on March 29, 2009, 05:07:52 PM
'The Queen wore lilac' is still as of today -  status:- On Submission!

Though I note that Haus have acquired the rights!

Here is a link to Charlotte Zeepvat's agent's site, maybe we can just keep an eye on that for developments?

http://www.andrewlownie.co.uk/books/zeepvat.charlotte/queen.shtml

I have looked at Haus Publishing, but there is presently nothing there on the book!!!!



Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: G_Lermontov on May 06, 2009, 11:09:02 PM
This isn't quite a "new" book, but I stumbled across a newly published April 2009 hardcover edition of Robert K. Massie's The Romanovs:  The Final Chapter in Barnes & Noble for $9.98.  An April 2009 hardcover edition of Massie's Peter the Great:  His Life and World is also available on the Barnes and Noble website for $13.98.  There doesn't seem to be a similar hardcover reissue of Nicholas and Alexandra, though.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: torchwoodOTMA on June 08, 2009, 11:10:51 AM
Hi everyone, I have just written a huge book some 700 pages plus on the Grand Duchesses  Olga, Tatiana, Marie and Anastasia. is anyone interested in this subject?
It took me 10 years to write and 30 to reseach. It is ENTIRELY FACTUAL not fiction in the slightest.
Please let me know if this is of interest to let my publisher know if will sell. Meanwhile I am back to my next book on the Cottingley Fairies.
Regards ECSBanks.  England.
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Post by: Ally Kumari on June 08, 2009, 11:16:50 AM
Defnitely! Even though I´ll save money for 10 years to buy it! :)
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Post by: tom_romanov on June 11, 2009, 10:10:34 AM
Me too! I really hope that your book gets published TorchwoodOTMA/ ECSBanks. I would definitely buy a copy
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Anastasia Spalko on June 30, 2009, 05:13:26 PM
yup...and with emphasis on the lives of Victoria & Irene from what i understood

I would have thought it would be about Ella and Alix, considering the fact that they seem to be more poular.
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Post by: grandduchessella on June 30, 2009, 05:28:27 PM
But also much more written about. This might give the book appeal to those who would think there's not much more to be said on the other 2. I know I can't wait for this book--it seems like we first heard about it forever ago!
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on July 06, 2009, 10:54:32 AM
Author Dan Willis' new book, "Romanovs in the 21st Century," has now been assigned an ISB Number:  ISBN 978-3-639-17480-9.  It is thought to be released perhaps around "September-October."  His publisher, VDM Verlag, "also operates in the UK and the US."  You can read his comments of 06/27/2009 and 07/05/2009 on "The Glittering Royal Events Message Board," sub-heading: "Russian Royal and Noble Message Board."    AP
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Crimson_Snow on July 08, 2009, 08:53:44 AM


Paris is more than a destination... it is a state of mind.

PRINCE SERGE KONSTANTIN, an idle aviator and exile living in Paris, sees the hypocrisy of the modern world of 1927. Cold and charming, this Russian is insulated by a bunch of brilliant lunatics and beautiful idiots who roam with him in the Left Bank's seedier bars. Set during a rugby reunion, CHAMPAGNE HAZE is a story surrounding four friends, a war, and a woman who changes their lives forever. Brace for impact! Four schoolmates from Oxford meet again as men to celebrate the end of an era and the marriage of their former rugby captain. As his stag party gains full steam and news of Lindbergh's historic flight filters in, hour by hour and bar to bar, the anticipation grows. Will the fresh-faced American be added to the list of the dead who failed the crossing, bringing the tally closer to the double digits, or will he accomplish what twelve days prior, two seasoned French war aces could not?

Time tells all.

 http://www.amazon.com/Champagne-Haze-David-Shone/dp/0979892325 (http://www.amazon.com/Champagne-Haze-David-Shone/dp/0979892325)
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Dan Willis on July 18, 2009, 01:09:46 PM
Author Dan Willis' new book, "Romanovs in the 21st Century," has now been assigned an ISB Number:  ISBN 978-3-639-17480-9.  It is thought to be released perhaps around "September-October."  His publisher, VDM Verlag, "also operates in the UK and the US."  You can read his comments of 06/27/2009 and 07/05/2009 on "The Glittering Royal Events Message Board," sub-heading: "Russian Royal and Noble Message Board."    AP

Thank you for this mention.

The book is now published and the first run is at the printers. I am taking orders now via my website for books that will ship by the end of September. For mor info: www.dan-willis.com (http://www.dan-willis.com)
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Robert_Hall on July 18, 2009, 01:40:56 PM
PM sent to you Dan.  Looks interesting.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: katmaxoz on August 06, 2009, 08:08:17 AM
Some new books coming out which may interest people here.

Hidden Treasures of the Romanovs (Paperback)
by William Clarke (Author)
# Publisher: Woodstocker Books (September 25, 2009)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 1905267258
# ISBN-13: 978-1905267255
http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Treasures-Romanovs-William-Clarke/dp/1905267258/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249563348&sr=1-1

and

Moscow: Splendours of the Romanovs (Hardcover)
by Brigitte De Montclos (Author)
# Hardcover: 352 pages
# Publisher: Skira (September 22, 2009)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 8857202569
# ISBN-13: 978-8857202563
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/8857202569/ref=ox_ya_oh_product

and

Treasure into Tractors: The Selling of Russia's Cultural Heritage, 1918-1938 (Paperback)
by Anne Odom (Editor), Wendy R. Salmond (Editor)
# Publisher: Hillwood Museum & Gardens (June 15, 2009)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 1931485070
# ISBN-13: 978-1931485074
http://www.amazon.com/Treasure-into-Tractors-Cultural-1918-1938/dp/1931485070/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_1
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Eurohistory on August 08, 2009, 11:33:45 AM
Title: The Russian Riddle: Grand Duke Serge Alexandrovich of Russia
Author: Tamar Anolic
Publisher: Kensington House Books & Eurohsitory.com
Available at: http://www.eurohistory.com (and AMAZON next week)
Also available at: Galignani (Paris, France) and van Hoogstraten English Bookstore (The Hague, The Netherlands)

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h49/arturobeeche/Sergecoverlowres.jpg)
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Laura_ on August 10, 2009, 01:40:51 PM
'The Queen wore lilac' is still as of today -  status:- On Submission!

Though I note that Haus have acquired the rights!

Here is a link to Charlotte Zeepvat's agent's site, maybe we can just keep an eye on that for developments?

http://www.andrewlownie.co.uk/books/zeepvat.charlotte/queen.shtml

I have looked at Haus Publishing, but there is presently nothing there on the book!!!!


Does anyone know anything new about this book? any info??

 :-\

Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Svetabel on August 11, 2009, 01:17:09 AM
'The Queen wore lilac' is still as of today -  status:- On Submission!

Though I note that Haus have acquired the rights!

Here is a link to Charlotte Zeepvat's agent's site, maybe we can just keep an eye on that for developments?

http://www.andrewlownie.co.uk/books/zeepvat.charlotte/queen.shtml

I have looked at Haus Publishing, but there is presently nothing there on the book!!!!



Does anyone know anything new about this book? any info??

 :-\




Recently I've just browsed I-net in searching any info on this book...but no any news, just that site of the publisher. So pity, as the book will be (if ever be) an interesting one I believe.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Alixz on August 11, 2009, 09:00:59 AM
Author Dan Willis' new book, "Romanovs in the 21st Century," has now been assigned an ISB Number:  ISBN 978-3-639-17480-9.  It is thought to be released perhaps around "September-October."  His publisher, VDM Verlag, "also operates in the UK and the US."  You can read his comments of 06/27/2009 and 07/05/2009 on "The Glittering Royal Events Message Board," sub-heading: "Russian Royal and Noble Message Board."    AP

Thank you for this mention.

The book is now published and the first run is at the printers. I am taking orders now via my website for books that will ship by the end of September. For more info: www.dan-willis.com (http://www.dan-willis.com)


Sounds interesting, Dan.  The thirst for knowledge is always a joy ride.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Forum Admin on September 14, 2009, 04:22:36 PM
I don't know if the book will make it out in 2009 or more possibly 2010, but Greg King and Penny Wilson have given me permission to tell you that their newest book, going to the publisher in the next 30 days, will be about how, DNA aside, Franciska S. literally became Anastasia Manahan, or more well known, Anna Anderson.  I have been working with them, helping with some research and historical information, as well as reading and commenting on the manuscript as it has been evolving. I can assure you it will be a fascinating read, and will finally show expose how the woman known to history as Anna Anderson pulled it off.  Much new material, never before published.

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Post by: grandduchessella on September 14, 2009, 06:11:44 PM
Sounds very interesting, thanks FA.

Does anyone know if Greg King will ever go back to work on the biography he was doing on Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig? It was talked about when I first joined the Forum back in 2004 or so. He's had several books since then--has this one been abandoned or just back-burnered?
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: ashanti01 on September 15, 2009, 01:19:38 AM
I had forgotten he had planned to write a book on Grand Duke Ernst. It would be a very interesting read, I do hope he decides to finisih the book.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Janet Ashton on September 15, 2009, 06:40:52 AM
Does anyone know if Greg King will ever go back to work on the biography he was doing on Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig? It was talked about when I first joined the Forum back in 2004 or so. He's had several books since then--has this one been abandoned or just back-burnered?

Greg usually has a series of projects on the go at once, and will take up whichever seems most lilkely to sell to a publisher when required (NB to some posters: this does NOT mean he will write just anything for money!! - it has to be something he knows about and has researched) . That said, he has always had some which are higher priority than others, usually according to interest. Ernst ludwig is likely to be a small market book, so has not been a big priority for a few years.
That said, life can deliver surpirses. Given the huge emtional investment some people have in certain conclusions - and the way they impose this investment on authors - he had not intended to take up the claimant topic, and several times said firmly that it was dead (and I kind of hoped so for the same reasons though it always seemed to me it would be a likely one for a publisher to want) but Wiley had a different view. I am glad he is in a position where publishers make a steady stream of offers, and I am far beyond glad that the book has been written the way it has, though it may not please those who hoped for different conclusions.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Teddy on September 15, 2009, 07:31:19 AM
I'm looking forward to the GD Ernst of Hesse book.
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Post by: Ilana on September 21, 2009, 10:48:03 AM
I have to admit that this just fascinates me.  I, as some of you may know, have a dwindling interest in the Imperial Family and their fate at this point, but the idea of this woman doing what she did, how the heck she pulled it off and lived it for over 60 years... I almost think it's a better story than if it had really been SHE!!
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Teddy on September 21, 2009, 11:19:35 AM
Can you explain what you mean?
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Post by: Ally Kumari on September 21, 2009, 12:25:13 PM
I´m also confused...

are you talking about Anna Andersson? If so, you´re in the wrong thread....
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Sarushka on September 21, 2009, 01:12:12 PM
Ilana is talking about Greg King & Penny Wilson's new book, which is about Anna Anderson's claim.

Ilana's point as I understand it is that an examination of how Anna Anderson's claim held up for so long is actually *more* fascinating if you don't believe she was Anastasia Nikolaevna.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Ally Kumari on September 22, 2009, 10:50:11 AM
Oh! In that case this is the right thread after all. I´m sorry. I lost the track of the posts.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Forum Admin on September 22, 2009, 11:24:51 AM
I have to admit that this just fascinates me.  I, as some of you may know, have a dwindling interest in the Imperial Family and their fate at this point, but the idea of this woman doing what she did, how the heck she pulled it off and lived it for over 60 years... I almost think it's a better story than if it had really been SHE!!

Ilana clearly means, that to her, the story of how Franzciska pulled off the con for decades and had so many ardent supporters to the charade is even more interesting to her, than if the AA claim had been genuine....
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Alixz on September 22, 2009, 02:24:09 PM
Is someone (Greg & Penny) writing a book about that?  That would be a fantastic read!
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Forum Admin on September 22, 2009, 04:32:54 PM
Is someone (Greg & Penny) writing a book about that?  That would be a fantastic read!

See my post, #46 above...LOL
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Alixz on September 23, 2009, 11:09:29 AM
Thanks for the information.  Sounds very good!
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Post by: violetta on September 28, 2009, 04:05:13 PM
I`d like to announce the publication of the following album ( in fact, i was invited to the presentation of this album to the Russian Embassy in Warsaw):

BAŁOWIEŻA rezydencja carska БЕЛОВЕЖ царская резиденция

Swietłana Czestnycj, Karen Kettering

Warszawa: Wydawnictwo  Hartigrama, 2009

this a bilingual, Polish_rUssian album presenting a unique collection of pictures taken in Belovezh residence.


ISBN 978-83-925236-8-0

the book is sold through the publisher

wydawnictwo@hartigrama.pl


the album is absolutelu unique and great. the majority of the photoes was given by a russian emigree living in the us. the album has an introduction presenting some info on belovezh, the imperial family and servants BUT BUT BUT the album contains a few pictures not of belovezh but spala!!! these pictures show the small palace in spala.may be the point is that these ladies are not historians, they are not keen on history  they deal with the history of art. also, one of the pictures comes either from spala or warsaw as i saw this picture in the album published in 1897 after the IF visit to poland. i have to check whether this picture was taken in warsawa  or spala.it wasn`t belovezh definitely.

i`jj try to post some pictures in yje appropriate threads but i don`t have a scanner
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: cebi26 on October 23, 2009, 04:30:44 PM
The book "Born in the Purple' ~ The Private World of the Children of Tsar Nicholas II" has already been published?
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Sarushka on October 23, 2009, 06:03:13 PM
The book "Born in the Purple' ~ The Private World of the Children of Tsar Nicholas II" has already been published?


No, not yet. According to Gilbert's Royal Bookshop, it's expected in December.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: cebi26 on October 26, 2009, 05:32:44 PM
I hope that be transleted to Spanish. ^^
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Teddy on October 26, 2009, 11:30:04 PM
I don't think the book will be published in Spanish.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Silja on October 29, 2009, 02:57:33 PM
There's a new German  book on the assassination by Elisabeth Heresch:

http://www.amazon.de/Zarenmord-Kriminalfall-Jekaterinburg-verschwundene-Kronschatz/dp/3776626127/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256845800&sr=1-1

Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: AGRBear on October 30, 2009, 07:32:23 PM
I don't know if the book will make it out in 2009 or more possibly 2010, but Greg King and Penny Wilson have given me permission to tell you that their newest book, going to the publisher in the next 30 days, will be about how, DNA aside, Franciska S. literally became Anastasia Manahan, or more well known, Anna Anderson.  I have been working with them, helping with some research and historical information, as well as reading and commenting on the manuscript as it has been evolving. I can assure you it will be a fascinating read, and will finally show expose how the woman known to history as Anna Anderson pulled it off.  Much new material, never before published.



2010
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Teddy on November 10, 2009, 04:43:14 AM
New book coming out december 2009:

Greece, Prince Michael of - BourbonOrleans, a Family Album: 200 pictures of his mothers family.

www.hoogstraten.nl
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Linnea on November 10, 2009, 07:02:15 AM
[quote author=Teddy link=topic=12290.msg407674#msg407674 date=1257849794 <A href='www.pickitisbn:1257849794'><img style='border: 0px none' src='https://www.citavi.com/softlink?linkid=findit' title='Titel anhand dieser ISBN in Citavi-Projekt übernehmen'/></A>]
New book coming out december 2009:

Greece, Prince Michael of - BourbonOrleans, a Family Album: 200 pictures of his mothers family.

www.hoogstraten.nl
[/quote]

Is this a new edition of Prince Michael and the Comte de Paris' "Un album de famille" which was on the Orléans family in the 19th and 20th century as well or a completely new book (that would be awesome)?
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Vecchiolarry on November 10, 2009, 09:37:27 AM
Hi,

Oh thank you Teddy, for often keeping us abreast of these new books!!
You have twice, in the past, clued me into new publications and in my laziness, I have come to rely on you - Kudos to you!!!

I see on Hoogstratten's site that they expect Ilana's book, "The Four Graces" and Arturo's book, "The Grand Dukes" to also be out by December...
I wonder if that will happen????

Cheers,
Larry
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Ilana on November 10, 2009, 10:25:05 AM
Ugh, Larry!!!

However, I have it good authority that these books will materialize sooner rather than later.

For the ladies at van Hoogstratten it's a hope....
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Teddy on November 10, 2009, 02:03:26 PM
Dear all,

I don't know if this book is the same as "Mon Album de Famille", which I also have. But I can ask the prince, if it is different.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Linnea on November 11, 2009, 03:59:17 AM
Dear all,

I don't know if this book is the same as "Mon Album de Famille", which I also have. But I can ask the prince, if it is different.

That would be great! :-)
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Teddy on November 12, 2009, 01:34:13 AM
I've asked. Its waiting for his answer.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: katmaxoz on December 02, 2009, 09:45:45 PM

Eating with Emperors : 150 Years of Dining with Emperors, Kings, Queens ... and the Occasional Maharajah
By: Jake Smith
ISBN: 9780522855289
Format: Hardcover
Published: 1st October 2009
Publisher: Melbourne University Publishing (May 1 2010)


http://www.amazon.ca/Eating-Emperors-Dining-Occasional-Maharajah/dp/0522855288

I did get to see a copy of this in a bookshop and it was a lovely book with a section on banquets with N&A and has recipes from some of the banquets with royalty and menu cards scattered throughout.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Paola on December 18, 2009, 07:21:10 AM
It seems the book "The Four Graces" will be  only released in December 2010 according to Hoogstratten's site!!
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Vecchiolarry on December 18, 2009, 01:59:13 PM
Hi,

December 2010 - that's another year away!!!
Poor Ilana - we won't mention this book any more;  I promised her never to bring up this subject again!!!

Larry
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Ilana on December 19, 2009, 11:08:15 AM
Actually, you'll all be pleased to know that I believe the site to be wrong.  However, it's always hard to tell.

Russka Princess, THE ROYAL MOB was published by a different publisher that is bigger and could easily get the book out.  THE FOUR GRACES, as you all, by this time know, is done by a single gentleman who is doing the best he can to get his publishing schedule... back on schedule, if you will.

I'm sure that he is as sorry as I am for the big wait.  However, it will come... and, I hope that you will all find the effort worth it!
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Eurohistory on December 19, 2009, 11:49:50 AM
No idea where van Hoogstraten got December 2010. That's news to me.

What we have arriving at Eurohistory on Wednesday is my next book, THE GOTHA – Still a Continental Royal Family, Volume 1. This book is nearly 300 paes and has two photo sections with 264 amazing photos of a century of members from fifteen European royal and imperial dynasties. Our friends at van Hoogstraten English Bookstore and Librairie Galignani are committed to carrying the book, which will also be available through http://www.eurohistory.com and ar Amazon.com

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h49/arturobeeche/Gothacover.jpg)

We are currently working on The Grand Dukes – Sons and Grandsons of Russia's Tsars. And we expect that it will be out before January's end. The Four Graces will follow.

Best Holidays Wishes to all, Arturo
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Eurohistory on December 19, 2009, 12:10:30 PM
New book coming out december 2009:

Greece, Prince Michael of - BourbonOrleans, a Family Album: 200 pictures of his mothers family.

www.hoogstraten.nl

Prince Michael's book is out. We have copies now. It contains many of the photos used in Mon Album de Famille, but also some rather lovely different ones.

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: LisaDavidson on December 19, 2009, 02:48:22 PM
Wow, I don't know about some of these remarks!

Russka Princess, I think you have stepped over the line when it comes to not attacking others. I get it that you're upset about our Lani's book not coming out, but it turns out it's based on incorrect information from a third party.

So, I ask that you modify your post, and once you've done so, I'll remove this one. If you cannot or will not, please PM me.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Forum Admin on December 19, 2009, 03:40:11 PM
I have deleted Russka Princess' inappropriate remark, as well as Lisa Davidson's request she "modify" it.  there are ways to express frustration which are appropriate, hers was not.

As for why sometimes books get delayed, there are often a whole host of reasons.  I know of one book which was finished. Done. Took two years.  When the publisher read the completed manuscript, they demanded it be entirely re-written in a whole new format, all over again!  Perhaps the author had an illness or family emergency. Things happen and a book can often be delayed.

Bob keeps re working his book, and only has limited time to do so as he has a very busy full time job running Pallasart. So, don't be hard on the author if you are frustrated at having to wait for his book to be published. You should be grateful a book you are so interested in is being written at all!
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Teddy on December 19, 2009, 03:44:37 PM
We just have to wait. I hope that EUROHISTORY, will publish soon all the books we know about. Maybe it is an idea not to mention a future book, untill the publishers knows for certain that his/her books comes out in maybe 2 months. We wait now already for 3 years for the book of Miss. Miller and I think that we can expect a great job.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Russka Princess on December 19, 2009, 03:46:17 PM
 heyy
ok, i realize i was yesterday very angry and wrote something mad, but i didnt mean it so. im sorry, it just nerves me that the book come always later and later. i understand it know, so i hope it will come in the spring of 2010. i will wait,  im sorry once again.

i didnt mean it sooo hard, and sorry about my mean word. i already said it was not ilanas foult, and i will wait. no i calm dowm and i will be quite^^
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Eurohistory on December 19, 2009, 07:30:03 PM
As the administrator said, the public oftentimes does not realize how much work goes into publishing a book.

Take this example...I expected THE GOTHA, VOLUME 1 to be published by October. When the files were sent to printing for a sample copy, the printer had trouble opening the electronic files. When I tried to open the master file, an error showed up on my screen. The two backup copies, as it turned out, were also corrupted. Unable to open the electorni copy of the book, we had to do the book all over again, all 350 pages of it!

Since I had to start from the beginning, as I completed chapters, I went back and rewrote entire sections – the final version is much to my liking! But, it added two months to the publicsahing scheduled and caused a delay, a ripple effect, down the production line. If I had published the first version, I would not have been happy with it and I know, by previous experience, that some peiple would have lost little time in ripping the book apart. So...damned if I do, damned if I don't. However, as some author friends told, YOU are the author and it is your work, no one should pressure you into printing when THEY want the book. Hence, instead of the book being out in October, it will now be out on Christmas Eve and I am delighted with the finished product. The first version had 120 photos, the second version has 264 images...all for the same price...which makes me think that those who are planning to buy the book will be very happuy with the final product.

When we were going to get Ilana's book to print, no one expected the economy to tank. Publishing a hardback, the sixe and quality of what Ilana's book will be, takes more than $30,000 in investment...it is a huge risk, particularly for a publishing company that is not owned by a huge corporation. I have one shot...we either get the book right, or I lose a a considerable amount of money, which could ruin a business I have spent thirteen years building. That, I will not do. So the book comes out the way I want, when I think we are ready, or not at all.

Two years ago I published an English-language version of a book written by Prince Michael of Greece. Our version is titled THE ROYAL HELLENIC DYNASTY. I first approached Prince Michael about an English-language version in in early 2005. He thankfully agreed. Work began. One year later we were still going back and forth about the photos, text, paper, binding, cover, inside flaps, etc. By July 2007 we were ready. The book was sent to print, more problems ensued. We finally received the shipment in November of that year. Printing this book cost a fortune. Our usual outlets all agreed to sell it. Our subscribers ordered several hundred copies. Other outlets, who tend to fear our competition, chose not to sell the book, or let us advertise it inside their publications. It took about 8 months to break even. No loans, no borrowed money; all financing done in cash by me. My parents thought I was crazy. My financial adviser nearly blocked me from cashing investments to raise the funds I needed to get the book printed. I had to promise to return to my trust all the money I took out of it to pay for the book. It was a mad gamble...and it paid off. The book remains the most beautiful royal photo book I have produced. But I could do that as the economy then was much better than it is today.

Then you can have other issues. THE GRAND DUKES is a communal effort. There are nine authors. I had asked for no repetition, which was a mad request. When we first laid the text we came up with a book that was close to 500 pages. If we had printed the book at that size we would have had to sell it for more than $50 – and knowing the royalty market as I do, many would not have purchased the book. Distributors would not have sold the book, our outlets would have had to sell to book for far more. The I realized that there were more than one dozen descriptions within the book of the Russian revolution. Do readers want to buy a book in which the same story is told more than a dozen times? I don't think so. Result: Back to the drawing board. We have been working on this book now nonstop since August and we are almost at the point where I can see a sample copy in my hands in a few weeks.

Eurohistory.com is a small publishing firm. Still, in the last four months we have produced two books, four issues of THE EUROPEAN ROYAL HISTORY JOURNAL, and a conference – all while I am a husband, a parent, a sibling and son, a teacher, and involved in our son's school – and let me not forget our pets!

I am happy with the fact that we have published seventy one issues of the magazine (totaling more than 2,800 pages). We have published sixteen books in a little over five years, organized twelve conferences, etc... All with a skeleton crew of totally dedicated lovers of royalty who do not deserve expletives to be used when referring to our work.

The books will continue to be published when they are ready to be – not when someone demands them. We have one shot. We do not get it right, we cannot undo it. One misstep can translate into demise. So no, I am not going to rush and compromise. In the end, whoever wants to buy the book will do so whether published in January or May.

Bes, Arturo Beéche

Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Vecchiolarry on December 19, 2009, 10:37:28 PM
Hi Arturo,

I can vouch for "The Royal Hellenic Dynasty" being an excellent book and well worth the money.

If all the other publications materialize with the same quality, then they will be worth the time and the money also.

Much success,
Larry
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Eurohistory on December 20, 2009, 03:01:24 AM
Thanks Larry..very kind of you!

I typed my previous reply as guests were arriving at our house for our yearly Christmas Bash, which explains the fact that I totally forgot to spell check! Any how, this year our party included mostly parents of classmates of our son and the children. Amazing how becoming a parent changes your life! Three years ago our Christmas party was close to 100 guests, mostly single people, few parents – that is the past...now we relish in having gatherings that involve our son's classmates and his friends. Life changes...and gets better! :-)

Support by friends and clients like you means the world to me. In five years we have done one book every four months. That is nothing to denigrate, but much to praise. As we accelerate our printing schedule, before i go into a PhD program, we will see more books. In 2010 already we have four books scheduled...so thanks for your support!!!

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Ilana on December 20, 2009, 11:46:00 AM
Well, I think that just about explains it all for those who ask and those who are unhappy about the wait.

Royalty books aren't Dan Brown best sellers, more's the pity... and I am happy that my book will see the light of day, the way I've wanted it since day 1.  Art has committed to that, and I am more than grateful.  I am positive when you see the finished product you all will feel the same way.  (And I'll be opening a bottle of champagne with the publisher, hopefully!!!) 

An obvious issue here is, that if you all don't support and buy royal books... then you truly won't see them anymore.

XO
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: grandduchessella on December 20, 2009, 07:02:55 PM
As Ilana points out, the important thing is that it WILL be published. I'm sure she and Art both understand people chomping at the bit for it though--especially those of us here long enough to remember when it was first mentioned! When it does come out I'm sure it will finally many fans here on the board.

As I side note, I purchased Royal Mob for our library with our end of the year money.  :) ;) I love being a cataloger!
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Ilana on December 21, 2009, 10:56:42 AM
...and Theresa Sherman thanks you from the bottom of her pseudonymic heart!!! [I just made up that word !!!]
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Eurohistory on December 21, 2009, 01:17:57 PM
THE GOTHA – Still a Continental Royal Family, Volume 1 is now listed for sale at http://www.eurohistory.com and we begin mailing it on Christmas Eve!

A nice treat from the Eurohistory Santa!

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Vecchiolarry on December 21, 2009, 06:06:01 PM
Hi Ilana & Arturo,

Ilana -
Pseudonymic - - another word with a silent 'p' - oh bless you....  Just what we need, another "spell check" button to push!!!  Ha, ha!!

Arturo -
Well, "Eurohistory Santa" - you're going to have to dye your hair white and grow a long white beard!!!  I'd love to see that picture!!!

Larry
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Ilana on December 22, 2009, 11:02:02 AM
Thanks, Larry... who says I'm not creative.

And, as Larry says, Art---the Eurohistory Santa -- er.  Good luck getting near the post office... perhaps the reindeer can pick them up !!
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Eurohistory on December 22, 2009, 12:23:17 PM
We have a nice post office here. Yesterday I shipped about 40 Priority envelopes – it took about 25 minutes from the moment I parked the car to when I left the post office.

Not bad at all!
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Ilana on December 23, 2009, 11:16:59 AM
That's amazing.  The Brentwood one is a disaster!!
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Eurohistory on December 23, 2009, 11:43:50 AM
Part of the problem is that people get to the counter unprepared, their stuff not ready and this causes backups. I used to be able to ship directly from our office, but after 9/11 it became a hassle to do so and now we have to take everything to the post office. Today I have to go and get stamps for all the remaining envelopes containing ERHJ LXXI, which began mailing on Monday.

When I get to the counter all our packages are ready to go...the staff at our post office always tell me they wish more customers were like us. Customers at the post office tend to be rather nasty. A few months ago I stood in line for about 20 minutes. Behind me was a lady (one of our neighbors) complaining to the lady behind her that "some people bring so much to mail, this is ridiculous!" When I turned around to greet her, she felt extremely embarrassed, so much so, that she left the queue and went away. Hopefully it served her right...

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Ilana on December 24, 2009, 11:20:56 AM
Yes... that's true, they do complain loudly while people are trying to work.  Believe me, as a person who worked in retail during college, etc., it can really get under your skin, especially if you ARE working as fast as you can.

What did this woman want people to do who had mail??? 

Sorry, I guess this is all off topic... but patience is a lesson we can all learn.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on December 29, 2009, 10:36:34 AM
Earlier on someone mentioned a calendar. a calendar w/ pics of naotmaa?
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Sarushka on December 29, 2009, 11:53:52 AM
Earlier on someone mentioned a calendar. a calendar w/ pics of naotmaa?

It's sold by Gilbert's Royal Bookshop (http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/grb/list.html). I can't find a direct link, but if you email Paul Gilbert (gilbertsroyalbooks@yahoo.com) he'll be happy to help.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on December 29, 2009, 01:28:21 PM
Thank you! I was wanting a naotmaa calendar. I was thinking of making one with a blank calendar, but here is one already made!
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Sarai on December 30, 2009, 08:02:41 AM
The calendar was for 2009, don't know if he's making another for 2010 though.
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Silja on December 31, 2009, 12:53:49 PM

The Murder of the Romanovs by Andrew Cook.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Murder-Romanovs-Andrew-Cook/dp/1848681038/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1262285523&sr=1-1
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Joyann1 on December 31, 2009, 02:43:58 PM
I saw that one on Amazon as well when i was browsing it. Does anyone have more information about this one?
Title: Re: New upcoming books in 2009!
Post by: Teddy on January 02, 2010, 04:07:20 AM
I think this thread can be closed, so that an another thread about 2010 can be opened!