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Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Re: Duplicate Books
« on: April 05, 2014, 02:34:16 PM »
Re : The Diary of Olga Romanov.

Thank you for your replies. It is good to know that there is a new generation of Romanov students to carry on our interest. I am sorry I had only the one book to donate. It is now on its way to its new owner.

Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Re: Duplicate Books
« on: March 29, 2014, 03:03:33 PM »
Owing to the generosity of friends I now find I have two copies of Helen Azar's 'The Diary of Olga Romanov' - 1st printing, 2014, perfect condition. If there is a true Romanov fan out there who still does not own it, and would like a copy of their own, just PM me and tell me why you would like to have it. Willing to send anywhere in the world to a genuine friend of this forum.

Having Fun! / Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« on: January 17, 2013, 05:48:48 AM »
From a book* I'm reading right now.........

'Just prior to Nixon's 1972 visit to the Soviet Union, Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo acquired two rare snow leopards from Kirghizia. They were named Nicholas and Alexandra, after the last imperial family of Tsarist Russia.'

Does anyone know what happened to them?

* Snow Leopard : Stories from the Roof of the World (Univ Press of Colorado, 2012)

Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Re: Alexander Palace book?
« on: December 29, 2012, 02:28:58 PM »
'Summer Palaces of the Romanovs : Treasures from Tsarskoye Selo' ~ virtually half-price from Amazon UK at the moment. Mine arrived recently ~ a sumptuous treat in every way. Bargain-buy of 2012 for me.

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Olga Photographs IV
« on: December 28, 2012, 05:35:49 AM »
Brilliant, Ally, absolutely superb images. So glad to have found them on AP. Thank you

Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Re: Duplicate Books
« on: September 08, 2012, 09:06:23 AM »
I wish I had enough copies for everyone, but sadly I only have one, and it now has a new home. I do occasionally see it on my travels, and will certainly buy any copies I come across and let people know. Thank you to all those who responded, either on here or via e-mail. I hope another six months do not go by before this thread is active again!

Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Re: Duplicate Books
« on: August 31, 2012, 06:21:43 AM »
What a pity that this thread has been idle for so long! We need to re-activate it! So here goes :

'Romanov Autumn' ~ Stories from the Last Century of Imperial Russia ~ by Charlotte Zeepvat. 1st prinrting, hardback (2000), as new with jacket. A collection of 25 stories, some familiar, many less so. Illustrated with b & w photos. See APTM Bookfinder for more details.

Will keep it for one week to give as many people as possible a chance to tell me why they would like to have it. Willing to send anywhere in the world!

I've had problems acquiring a copy here in UK, but at last one has arrived today (via an importing company). I'm so looking forward to getting started : I had the same feelings of anticipation and excitement as a student in 1967 (Massie), as a teacher in 1996 (Maylunas and Mironenko), and now as a retired person in 2012 (Rounding)......If no-one hears from me for a week or so, you know I'm immersed..,.......!

Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Re: Duplicate Books
« on: November 25, 2011, 03:39:21 PM »
The exhibition catalogue has found a new home. Thank you for all the PM's ~ I wish I had more than one copy to give you all! I have other duplicate books to tell you about in the next week or so.

Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Re: Duplicate Books
« on: November 24, 2011, 03:35:20 PM »
Good to see this thread flourishing again. I've got a spare hard-back copy of the colourful and informative catalogue which accompanied the exhibition 'Nicholas and Alexandra' at the Royal Museum of Scotland in 2005. Seven chapters in English, all by experts from Russia. Coloured picture on the cover of N & A's wedding ceremony. Loads of photos, mostly familiar, but very nice. Maybe someone would like it?

I agree with a previous post ~ I find it hard to resist a Romanov book if I see it on the shelf of a second-hand book shop, even though I may already have a copy! I hate to think of it 'unbought and unloved'. Perhaps that's why this house is overflowing with books. There will be more 'duplicates' from me on here in the weeks to come.....

Thank you so much Laura, Rodney and Sarushka for your replies ~ especially Laura for 'showing' me the book ~ and for your opinions. Thanks too for merging the threads.  Forum members here are SO reliable and helpful !  I am collecting the book in Cambridge (UK) today!!

A bookseller has offered me a copy of this (very!) large photo book. I have not seen it yet. Can anyone tell me anything about it? I apologise if there is already a thread on it ~ I looked back but didn't locate it. I already have the other well-known photo books, and wondered if I should buy this one too. Thank you.

Great news for UK readers ~ just heard that copies of 'The Lost Crown' were sent out yesterday and should arrive today!! Hurry up, Mr Mailman!

Sunny, I agree with Laura that 'The Summer Day Is Done' by R.T.Stevens is a good, long read with some lovely descriptions of the last years before the revolution. I found the accounts of Olga's 16th Birthday Ball at Livadia quite beautiful. Pure fiction of course, but entertaining for fans like me! Another novel I quite enjoyed many years ago was 'The Snow Mountain' by Catherine Gavin. Again, Olga is the central character, but there's a lot of political stuff as well. Oh, I nearly forgot.....avoid 'The Tsarina's Daughter' ~ trust those of us who tried it!! I'll PM you with a couple of scans of the two books I mentioned above.

Yes, my first copy dates from 1967 and is now in poor shape as it has been read so often by me and loads of others. Like thousands of people, I was introduced to the Romanov story by this book, and will always be grateful for that....and I recently bought a truly beautiful edition of it, published by the Folio Society of London, large format, high quality paper and photographs, bound in full jacquard blue cloth embossed with the Imperial double-headed eagle and woven by Van Heek Scholco, Holland. And in a slip-case! A luxury, but worth it for me!

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