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Re: The Diary of Olga Romanov: Royal Witness to the Russian Revolution
« Reply #165 on: November 14, 2013, 08:56:44 PM »
Helen, not a coincidence - providence!

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« Reply #166 on: November 15, 2013, 01:08:21 AM »
So excited!!

I second that!  And many congratulations to Helen :)

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Re: The Diary of Olga Romanov: Royal Witness to the Russian Revolution
« Reply #167 on: November 16, 2013, 12:55:06 AM »
Helen, not a coincidence - providence!
I  agree! Thrilled to bits this is coming out at last! Thank you Helen!

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« Reply #168 on: November 16, 2013, 07:56:11 AM »
Thanks, guys. Here's to Providence! :)

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« Reply #169 on: November 16, 2013, 09:15:39 PM »

Aloha all!

I just got my notice today from Amazon that I should have it by November 26th (and I live in Hawai'i!).....so I cannot wait for my copy!!

This is one I've been looking forward to for a very long time indeed.....as have others I know!

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Re: The Diary of Olga Romanov: Royal Witness to the Russian Revolution
« Reply #170 on: November 19, 2013, 04:51:03 PM »
Now for sale on Paul Gilbert's site in Canada too:  http://www.angelfire.com/pa/imperialrussian/grb/rom300.html

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« Reply #171 on: November 21, 2013, 01:27:11 AM »

Aloha all!

I feel like a kid waiting for Santa Claus....everyday I listen for the mailman outside and go out to grab the mail as soon as I hear it....hoping that my copy will be there.

So far no go, but I do live in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, so I guess I'm getting it a little later than some of the other folks who pre ordered also on the mainland.

One of the very few times I feel at a disadvantage to folks on the mainland I must say!  LOL

Anticipation is kind of fun though!  :)

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« Reply #172 on: November 21, 2013, 07:16:32 AM »
Hope it arrives for you in time for the weekend Janet!

My copy came on Monday. I ordered early on from a different publisher then Amazon, so I wonder if that's why I got mine so quickly. Looking forward to digging in over the weekend!
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« Reply #173 on: November 21, 2013, 12:50:02 PM »
I got my copy today!! Incredible! So quickly from the USA to Moscow! I am happy this evening!

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Re: The Diary of Olga Romanov: Royal Witness to the Russian Revolution
« Reply #174 on: November 21, 2013, 07:24:21 PM »
I got my copy today!! Incredible! So quickly from the USA to Moscow! I am happy this evening!

So glad to hear that! I heard that the post is not so reliable in Russia, but maybe that's not the case anymore?

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« Reply #175 on: November 23, 2013, 04:24:41 AM »
The russian post is, indeed, not reliable at all. You can wait 3 days, 3 weeks or even 3 months! I was lucky this time!

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Re: The Diary of Olga Romanov: Royal Witness to the Russian Revolution
« Reply #176 on: November 24, 2013, 12:36:29 PM »
The russian post is, indeed, not reliable at all. You can wait 3 days, 3 weeks or even 3 months! I was lucky this time!

Glad you did then! :)

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« Reply #177 on: November 25, 2013, 02:18:12 AM »
Currently reading it and having good time... Glad to see find new diary entries, that's the most valuable. The commentaries are thoughtful. I nevertheless would have some observations; they perhaps will of any help for a second edition (I wish it for you!) and for other readers!
26th August 1914: "Sh" is probably not Voronov, but Shvedov, Alexander Konstantinovitch, "Shurik". My opinion.
The "K." Olga is writing about at the end of 1914 and beginning of 1915 (for example 1st January 1915) is not Kiknadze. It is most likely Karangozov, another caucasian guy. Reading the diary for those period, it is evident that Olga was not indifferent to this young officer, though nothing like a Voronov, or a Shakh-Bagov.
P. 23, 21st February 1915: Andrei is not Andrei Vladimirovitch, but Andrei Alexandrovitch, son of Ksenia A. and Alexander Mikhalovitch. (I now understand why Alexander III did not want allow KR call one of his son Andrei: a pity Nicolas II did not continue his father's line on the name question in the Romanov family!)
In the introduction. Nicolas and Alexandra did not make Alexander Palace their permanent residence since 1898. Actually, they lived in the Winter Palace from january to march or april. Then in Tsarkoe Selo till june, then in Peterhof. In the middle of August they go for travel: Crimea, Europa, Poland (Spala and other places for hunting). October or november: back to Tsarskoe, and so on.
The Alexander Palace became their main residence only after 1905.

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Re: The Diary of Olga Romanov: Royal Witness to the Russian Revolution
« Reply #178 on: November 26, 2013, 12:28:04 PM »
Thanks, matushka! I am going to put together a list of things that need to be corrected for the 2nd edition, including some of the minor things I myself found after the fact. It's incredible how no matter how many times you go over the manuscript, and no matter how many people review or proofread it, in the end you just cannot avoid at least some mistakes! I am hoping that the 2nd edition will be perfect :).

It's often so hard to tell exactly who Olga may be referring to in the diary, so there was also some guess work involved there.  So thanks again for your help!

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Re: The Diary of Olga Romanov: Royal Witness to the Russian Revolution
« Reply #179 on: November 26, 2013, 03:26:56 PM »
But the important thing is that the translations are correct, it is just some of the footnotes that may need some corrections.. Some of the readers of course are much more knowledgeable about the "characters" in the diary, etc. than I am, and I have no problem admitting this. There are some incredibly knowledgeable people on this forum, like matushka, and I can't hold a candle to them! :)  So if anyone finds any inconsistencies, please let me know and I will make sure to correct them in the next edition, with an acknowledgement of course. Thank you!