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Offline Olga Bernice

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Re: The Last Duchess/My Anastasia
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2011, 09:09:07 PM »
Interesting! I don't know if there is another book in the series. I also didn't know it was on! Apologies!

PS GD Andrea, I think it probably is supposed to be Dunia - it doesn't look at all like OTMA.
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Re: The Last Duchess/My Anastasia
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2011, 10:30:13 PM »
Here's the cover art! And I must say, looks nothing like Anastasia or any of OTMA.  ::) But it is lovely. (maybe it's supposed to be this Dunia character, though.) Beneath the Crown seems to be a series, if you search with that as a keyword, novels about Lady Jane Grey and Marie Antoinette's daughter Marie Therese come up too. By the way, it is on, if you search "beneath the crown".  :)
I wonder if there are any more books in that series other than those three.  ???

The series is only those three, I have all three and enjoyed them all - The Princess in the Tower, the one about Therese (Marie Therese Charlotte, Marie Antoinette's daughter) is my favourite. The Last Duchess was the first I bought though, because of my interest in the Romanovs. The Nine Days Queen was good, too, but a better book about Lady Jane Grey is Innocent Traitor by Alison Wier, though that's more graphic and directed more at adults than children.
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Re: The Last Duchess/My Anastasia
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2011, 02:55:09 AM »
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.

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Re: The Last Duchess/My Anastasia
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2011, 05:24:26 AM »
I agree with  s.v.markov 's assessments...'The Summer Day Is Done ' and " Snow Mountain" ....both quite diffrent from each other , but both  good and well written in their way  ...I find the  " Snow Mountain" s depiction of the family's finally days remarkable. In other places it veers into fiction,( its a novel after all )  but that part reads real

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Re: The Last Duchess/My Anastasia
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2011, 08:03:23 AM »
I just finished The Snow Mountain and thouroghly enjoyed it. I've ordered The Summer Day is Done and splurged on expedidted shipping so I should get it soon.