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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #105 on: November 11, 2008, 02:00:07 AM »
What is Olga talking about when she says they did "giant-strides"?  It is something that they did when they went ashore during the Standardt cruise.  So far I am struck by the simplicity of her and her sisters' lives.  Their idea of fun was to go for long walks, pick flowers, just sit and talk, maybe play tennis.........oh, and walk on stilts and do "giant-strides"!  I can't imagine young people of today, royal or not, being so tame.  It makes me nostalgic.

Well, and what else would fun be in that time? No TV, no computers, no fit-nes centre.... And when four sisters go to pick flowers, it can be enormous fun :)

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« Reply #106 on: November 11, 2008, 04:22:19 AM »
Sometimes simple things do turn out to be a lot of fun! :)

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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #107 on: November 11, 2008, 09:16:15 AM »
I'm pretty sure Nicholas & Ella are preparing to play Giant Strides in this photo:



The idea is to run around the pole in the sling until you're barely touching the ground. The momentum of the sling carries you between strides, so you can take giant, flying leaps.
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« Reply #108 on: November 11, 2008, 05:52:46 PM »
Thanks Sarushka.  That looks like great fun.

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« Reply #109 on: November 24, 2008, 08:25:22 AM »
Amazing how a thread can grow so much! I have received emails from friends informing me that people have questions about the other diaries, so I will quickly answer a few questions. Here goes……

Raegan Baker, I hope you're reading this thread. For every poster longing for the publication of more of the Grand Duchesses' diaries there are countless others who'd love to read/ and/or buy them. We can't pretend we're a vast mainstream audience whose purchases will make you rich but I hope we're numerous enough to make the translation and publication of more diaries worthwhile.(And surely our immense gratitude counts for something ;)

Thanks Rodney. I am actually working on a second book with a close friend. I believe I have mentioned this book on another thread. Instead of doing another uncut year of one of Grand Duchess Olga's diaries, we are selecting certain diary entries from 1913 to 1917. We will probably be finished with it in a few months.

I agree with rodney, raegan.  I ordered olga's diary a few days ago and I will buy all of the others as they come into print also.  Your hard work is greatly appreciated.

Thank you. Carkuczyn, your kind words are greatly appreciated.

The boundless patience and love that Olga exhibits for her "Angel Mama" and thanks God when she has had a good day.  I always read where Olga was a little tempermental when it came to Alex, but it doesn't appear so far!

Yes, Olga wrote very lovingly of Alexandra.

I don't think the GARF is willing to give these diaries to be published on a website at all.

Hi Teddy! Having researched at GARF many times, plus having attended a meeting with Sergei Mironenko (GARF Director and editor of A Lifelong Passion) and Vladimir Kozlov (Deputy Director of GARF and editor of The Last Diary of Tsaritsa Alexandra) I can pretty much guarantee that they would never just hand over the diaries for a website. The very idea is almost laughable. Copyright is not cheap, if it is granted at all. GARF is very protective of the material relating to Tsar Nicholas II and his family.

I’m glad everyone has enjoyed the diary so much. I hope everyone in the U.S. has a wonderful Thanksgiving. Take care.

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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #110 on: November 24, 2008, 10:15:50 AM »
Reagan,

You must know, that this was such a wonderfull read. I truly admire your work. And I hope like so many others that one day other diaries would be published of the Romanovs. It was the biggest gift of the year. To share with us the world of the oldest daughter of the last Tsar.

I hope Reagan that you or someone else will publish the other diaries.

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« Reply #111 on: November 24, 2008, 10:47:56 PM »
Dear Raegan, will this second book be of only Olga Nikolaevna or all the grand duchesses?

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« Reply #112 on: December 17, 2008, 02:34:37 PM »
Reagan,

You must know, that this was such a wonderfull read. I truly admire your work. And I hope like so many others that one day other diaries would be published of the Romanovs. It was the biggest gift of the year.

Wow, that's flattering. Thanks Teddy.

Dear Raegan, will this second book be of only Olga Nikolaevna or all the grand duchesses?

Hi Ferah, that is something we are still thinking over. Everything is kind of coming together now, and we are sorting through material and deciding which route to take. It started out being all about Olga, but that might change. I hope to know for certain by early 2009.

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« Reply #113 on: December 18, 2008, 01:18:33 PM »
Looking forward to next year!!!!!

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« Reply #114 on: December 23, 2008, 06:58:42 PM »
I'm so glad I stumbled upon this thread, as I had no idea Olga's diary for 1913 was being published. Wonderful news! I'm looking forward to reading it.

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« Reply #115 on: December 23, 2008, 11:31:48 PM »


Hi Ferah, that is something we are still thinking over. Everything is kind of coming together now, and we are sorting through material and deciding which route to take. It started out being all about Olga, but that might change. I hope to know for certain by early 2009.

Thanks, Raegan! I look forward to hearing the exciting news by next year too!

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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #116 on: December 24, 2008, 12:23:25 AM »
I got the book today as an early Christmas gift from my father and I've finished it today as well. It was a great, interesting read.
Thank you very much, Raegan, for all the hard work you put into Olga's 1913 diary and the work you're doing presently which I'm sure will be just as (or more) wonderful.
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« Reply #117 on: December 26, 2008, 02:33:01 PM »
I got the book today as an early Christmas gift from my father and I've finished it today as well. It was a great, interesting read.

You must have liked it to have finished it so quickly. ;-)
 
Thank you very much, Raegan, for all the hard work you put into Olga's 1913 diary and the work you're doing presently which I'm sure will be just as (or more) wonderful.

Thank you, Holly, for your kind words.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Hopefully next time I stop by the forum I will be able to give some more information about the upcoming book. Take care. 

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« Reply #118 on: December 26, 2008, 07:21:20 PM »
How long was it? I'm thinking of buying it whenever it comes available on Amazon.

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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #119 on: December 26, 2008, 08:32:54 PM »
How long was it? I'm thinking of buying it whenever it comes available on Amazon.

Do you mean how many pages? 172.

I'm not sure if it'll be available on Amazon. Gilbert's Royal Books sometimes sells on eBay, but I don't recall ever seeing his stock on Amazon.
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