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I am very excited to announce that "Tatiana Romanov, Daughter of the Last Tsar: Diaries and Letters, 1913–1918" is scheduled to be released in November! 

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"Translated for the First Time in English with Annotations by a Leading Expert, the Romanov Family’s Final Years Through the Writings of the Second Oldest Daughter.  Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia was the second of the four daughters of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. Long recognized by historians as the undisputed “beauty” of the family, Tatiana was acknowledged for her poise, her elegance, and her innate dignity within her own family. Helen Azar, translator of the diaries of Olga Romanov, and Nicholas B. A. Nicholson, Russian Imperial historian, have joined together to present a truly comprehensive picture of this extraordinarily gifted, complex, and intelligent woman in her own words. Tatiana Romanov, Daughter of the Last Tsar: Diaries and Letters, 1913–1918, presents translations of material never before published in Russian or in English, as well as materials never published in their entirety in the West.  The brisk, modern prose of Tatiana’s diary entries reveals the character of a young woman who was far more than the sheltered imperial beauty as she previously has been portrayed. While many historians and writers describe her as a cold, haughty, and distant aristocrat, this book shows instead a remarkably down-to-earth and humorous young woman, full of life and compassion. A detail-oriented and observant participant in some of the most important historical events of the early twentieth century, she left firsthand descriptions of the tercentenary celebrations of the House of Romanov, the early years of Russia’s involvement in World War I, and the road to her family’s final days in Siberian exile. Her writings reveal extraordinary details previously unknown or unacknowledged. Lavishly annotated for the benefit of the nonspecialist reader, this book is not only a reevaluation of Tatiana’s role as more than just one of four sisters, but also a valuable reference on Russia, the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the people closest to the Grand Duchess and her family."

The primary source material (diaries and letters) were translated by me, and they are thoroughly annotated by Nick Nicholson, with a lot of new information. So it is a truly remarkable book, even if I say so myself :).

You can currently pre-order it on Amazon.com:  http://www.amazon.com/Tatiana-Romanov-Daughter-Last-Tsar/dp/1594162360/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1434480658&sr=1-1&keywords=tatiana+romanov. If you have any questions about the book please feel free to ask!

As always, I thank you for your interest and support.

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I can barely keep up with your prolific output here Helen. Can't wait to purchase my copy and read up on the Governess!

Thank you for all that you do :-)
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I can barely keep up with your prolific output here Helen. Can't wait to purchase my copy and read up on the Governess!

Thank you for all that you do :-)

Thanks!

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I can barely keep up with your prolific output here Helen. Can't wait to purchase my copy and read up on the Governess!

Thank you for all that you do :-)

Ditto.

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Yes, yes, YES !!!!!!! I can't wait!

Helen, you are a gem!! :-) THANK YOU!!!!!
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Re: New book about Tatiana based on her diaries and letters (1913-1918).
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2015, 03:26:15 PM »
"Tatiana Romanov, Daughter of the Last Tsar: Diaries and Letters, 1913–1918" will be released next month, and is available for pre-order on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594162360/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=1WDJE5EANA2EGBM941XJ&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2079475242&pf_rd_i=desktop  The final cover photo will be somewhat different - it will be the profile of Tatiana which evokes a Victorian cameo :)

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Re: New book about Tatiana based on her diaries and letters (1913-1918).
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2015, 01:01:00 PM »
"Tatiana Romanov, Daughter of the Last Tsar: Diaries and Letters, 1913–1918" will be released next month, and is available for pre-order on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594162360/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=1WDJE5EANA2EGBM941XJ&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2079475242&pf_rd_i=desktop  The final cover photo will be somewhat different - it will be the profile of Tatiana which evokes a Victorian cameo :)

Order placed. Thanks Helen!
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Re: New book about Tatiana based on her diaries and letters (1913-1918).
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2015, 02:51:34 PM »
I'll order it as well. I can't wait to read it.
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Re: New book about Tatiana based on her diaries and letters (1913-1918).
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2015, 03:02:59 PM »
You guys won't be disappointed,  I guarantee it. Nick's annotations are amazing!

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Re: New book about Tatiana based on her diaries and letters (1913-1918).
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2015, 03:26:40 AM »
Will it be also available from Hoogstraten or any other place besides Amazon?

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Re: New book about Tatiana based on her diaries and letters (1913-1918).
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2015, 03:37:20 AM »
gonna get my copy from bookdepository, free shipping...yay!

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Re: New book about Tatiana based on her diaries and letters (1913-1918).
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2015, 07:24:17 AM »
gonna get my copy from bookdepository, free shipping...yay!

What a great tip! Thank you! I just pre-ordered my copy from there!

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Re: New book about Tatiana based on her diaries and letters (1913-1918).
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2015, 07:53:50 AM »
Will it be also available from Hoogstraten or any other place besides Amazon?


It should be available in bookstores, etc. Libraries too. If they don't have it, ask them to order it and they should be able to!

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Re: New book about Tatiana based on her diaries and letters (1913-1918).
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2015, 06:00:58 PM »
Hi, when is the book going to be out? Tried to order it today but the status is still pre order, can't wait lol, please let us know when it will be available, thanks!