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Offline halen

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Confessions of the Csarina
« on: June 15, 2008, 10:30:22 AM »
For a truly laughable, laugh out loud book on the Empress, trying (that is the operative word)TRY reading Confessions of the Csarina, by, Princess Catherine Radziwill's book.



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Re: Confessions of the Csarina
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2008, 12:38:00 PM »
Sounds like a Harlequin novel.  I expect to see Alexandra, in torn clothing, being ravaged by a super-muscled super-model Rasputin on the cover!

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Re: Confessions of the Csarina
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2008, 01:08:44 AM »
I actually couldn't manage to find a storyline for this book. I'm guessing it presents a very unrealistic portrayal of Alix and her family?

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Re: Confessions of the Csarina
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2008, 04:32:55 AM »
Only just flicked through bits but seems very untrue to history and to day the author did not like the Tsraina would be an understatement
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Re: Confessions of the Csarina
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2008, 12:04:48 PM »
According to the book, she is bordering on insane...

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Re: Confessions of the Csarina
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2008, 06:47:49 PM »
Yup. It goes on to state that Nicholas didn't love Alexandra--she was his second choice. The book also states the Empress did not get along with her brother, Grand Duke Ernest, her brother in law, Grand Duke Serge, etc. It is a dilly of a book.

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Re: Confessions of the Csarina
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2008, 06:49:08 PM »
According to this book, Mathilde Kschessinska gave NII two sons and continued relations with NII way after Alix.

Ha. Ha. What a publication.

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Re: Confessions of the Csarina
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2008, 07:00:11 PM »
Yupper, what a book.

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Re: Confessions of the Csarina
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2008, 07:39:19 PM »
Sounds like a Harlequin novel.  I expect to see Alexandra, in torn clothing, being ravaged by a super-muscled super-model Rasputin on the cover!

I just found the cover:



That's the Alexander Palace in the background  ;)

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Re: Confessions of the Csarina
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2008, 09:49:45 PM »
THAT IS JUST A FREAK'IN RIOT!!!

Thank you so muchly for the laugh.

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Re: Confessions of the Csarina
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2008, 02:03:39 AM »
That is a laugh and really ridiculous is all I can say!

Books like these are so strange and bizarre! - Eg. Olga! What really happened to the last Tsar's eldest daughter? by Elizabeth Mills.

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Re: Confessions of the Csarina
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2008, 07:09:24 AM »
- Eg. Olga! What really happened to the last Tsar's eldest daughter? by Elizabeth Mills.

In Alexander Park: I think that's Rasputin too!  :o

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Re: Confessions of the Csarina
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2008, 09:10:06 AM »
LOL! Loving the covers.

Are all of Princess Catherine Radziwill's books this ridiculous? Judging by this once, the rest shouldn't be taken serious yes/no?

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Re: Confessions of the Csarina
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2008, 11:21:02 AM »
I believe they are just as disgusting. She used the pen name Paul Vassili-- her other book is, Behind the Veil at The Russian Court

I would not believe her writings or I certainly would not be citing them for a paper...-)

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Re: Confessions of the Csarina
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2008, 11:37:09 AM »
Who was the author?

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