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Offline GrandDuchessIsabelle

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Tsarina by Olivia Grosser
« on: January 18, 2012, 01:34:45 PM »
http://www.amazon.co.uk/TSARINA-ebook/dp/B004OR1TGY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1326913721&sr=8-3
fictional account of what might have happened if Nicholas had another brother after Misha to accept the throne. I have downloaded the sample to read before I buy because it looks pretty dreadful, but you never know.
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Re: Tsarina by Olivia Grosser
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 02:41:55 PM »
Having read the sample, I can now tell you a little about it. It portrayed Alix and Nicholas very unjustly and inaccurately, making them out as being spoilt, snooty and totally careless where as Nicholas' 'brother' Leovitch and his wife and three daughters are saintly, gracious people. If you are fond of the Imperial Family I don't recommend this book.
Also, if Leovitch was younger than Misha in 1908 he would have been (checks on wikipedia) about 29ish (supposing he was a year younger than Misha). If he had a 14 year old daughter then he must have been only 15 when she was born! Could this have happened? I'm not sure...
Overall, I would only buy this book to laugh at it, not to read seriously. Other people may enjoy this kind of story, so I will say that it was quite well written and the author used her language well. She just didn't do her research.
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Re: Tsarina by Olivia Grosser
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 04:58:28 PM »
It is a work of fiction, after all.  Does not require a great deal of research to make things up. I would give it a pass.
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