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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #255 on: January 15, 2012, 01:22:18 PM »
One more Russian book on GDss Elizaveta. This time a very interesting collection of her letters to the members of the Romanov family (including her own husband) - all collection is from the Russian State Archive.



ISBN: 978-5-89439-118-2


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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #256 on: January 16, 2012, 03:48:15 PM »
I will buy it in a wink if I could read Russian... :(

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #257 on: January 17, 2012, 09:41:54 AM »
Any good or rare photos inside ?

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #258 on: January 17, 2012, 11:22:21 PM »
Were these letters already published or are they majoritary new for the public? A very exciting publication this seems to be...

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #259 on: January 17, 2012, 11:57:28 PM »
Were these letters already published or are they majoritary new for the public? A very exciting publication this seems to be...

Most of the collection is a first publication. Those published before were translated once again (some letters to Niccholas II and Maria Fedorovna). New are letters to her husband, to Zenaida Yusupova, to GDss Olga Nikolayevna and GD Pavel. Personally I think it's a worth-to-have edition - extended and edited in a detail.

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #260 on: January 17, 2012, 11:57:54 PM »
Any good or rare photos inside ?

Nothing new.

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #261 on: January 18, 2012, 03:30:52 PM »
Sad. Since I might get it for the pics. There must be tons more photos of Ella in the Russian Archives.

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #262 on: January 23, 2012, 06:10:48 AM »
I bought the book and I am currently reading it day and night: quite expensive, but an absolute "must have" for anyone want on inside eye on Ella's word, relationship with her husband and people around her!! Excellent!

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #263 on: January 23, 2012, 11:07:16 AM »
If only I could read Russian. I wonder if Ella wrote them in English, German or Russian ?

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #264 on: January 23, 2012, 12:34:51 PM »
English, russian, french, german.

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« Reply #265 on: January 23, 2012, 01:22:00 PM »
In those days, Royals do speak and write a lot of languages. However Ella's cousin George V wasn't very good with either German or French. He became more British than either his father or grandmother.

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #266 on: January 24, 2012, 12:58:14 AM »
I bought the book and I am currently reading it day and night: quite expensive, but an absolute "must have" for anyone want on inside eye on Ella's word, relationship with her husband and people around her!! Excellent!

Agree with you. And ,as a side note,  the publishers didn't translate her letters of 1892 year (to her husband) - those letters are issued in the Volume 4 on GD Sergei,and issued in English, in original. It's always more interesting to read in original certainly.

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #267 on: January 24, 2012, 08:31:44 AM »
Wow ! That sounds interesting. Maybe I should get it. Just for that...

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #268 on: January 25, 2012, 08:47:26 PM »


Agree with you. And ,as a side note,  the publishers didn't translate her letters of 1892 year (to her husband) - those letters are issued in the Volume 4 on GD Sergei,and issued in English, in original. It's always more interesting to read in original certainly.
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Thank you for this. I could not purchased it at the moment, what a pity. Il found interesting to read what GD Elisabeth wrote about her difficulties with "Fafka". Having read your interesting article, Svetabel, I thought it was intriguing to know what happened, what did the princess Lobanova suddenly let her charge. The book anwered my question, it's great when little "enigma" are solved!

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #269 on: January 25, 2012, 10:12:27 PM »
By the way, and that will be interesting for most of the forum members, all the originals of the published letters in this books are to read at the following link: http://knigiovere.ru/foreief
It is, indeed, very interesting to read the originals. I was especially interesting in appreciate the level of GD Elisabeth's knowledge of french and russian.

PS/ As the link is open and available for all, I do not think there is any copyright problem in giving it here?