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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #270 on: January 26, 2012, 12:41:24 AM »
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?

You gave the link of an official site opened for all, so no problem I believe. I think many posters here will be grateful to you for this link! ))

As for ''Fafka' question - yes, the mystery is solved for me as well, also I found answers on some questions about the Balyasniy.
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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #271 on: January 26, 2012, 11:18:59 AM »
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?



Thank you, so much for this!  You made my whole day~

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #272 on: January 26, 2012, 06:09:20 PM »
I'm about 1/3 through it ----I feel like I understand Ella more now than ever before!  I'm so grateful for this~

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #273 on: November 09, 2012, 10:03:46 PM »
I'm about 1/3 through it ----I feel like I understand Ella more now than ever before!  I'm so grateful for this~

The most insightful sources are letters & diaries.

Shared insights into Ella's character & relationships are appreciated.


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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #274 on: November 23, 2012, 03:32:59 AM »
I just finished reading "Most Beautiful Princess". I was sadly disappointed as I found the style decidedly unsophisticated. There were also issues with syntax and at least one spelling mistake. I wondered what other people's views were?

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #275 on: November 23, 2012, 08:19:43 AM »
I haven't read the book myself--surprisingly, perhaps, given my screen name. :)  The author was a well-respected and well-liked member here on the forum years past. Unfortunately, she left but she's still missed. She knows her source material and had written a biography on Ella published by Art Beeche. There were some issues with that situation and I don't think the book is widely available nowadays.  She is an experienced author so the issues you mention are surprising. Maybe it was an issue with the editor/publisher? Sometimes books get rushed through and those unfortunate lapses aren't caught.
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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #276 on: November 23, 2012, 09:01:45 AM »
I got the art Beeche's book and it is okay but not as good as the Christopher Warwick one.

"Most Beautiful Princess" is a book of fiction as I understand (I maybe be wrong but it seems like that).

Too bad the Serge Diaries were not translated to English. :-( Art Beeche, Paul Gilbert and Ted Rosvall are all not interested in doing that. Although you can buy the Russian version from Gilbert's website. I got Olga's dairies from that.

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #277 on: November 23, 2012, 01:53:53 PM »
Yes, it's a novel developed from Christina Croft's earlier biography of Grand Duchess Elizabeth. That was the book that Art published. The fictional work is partly published by the author herself, I believe. The publisher is listed as Hilliard and Croft.
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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #278 on: November 23, 2012, 03:16:27 PM »
Don't get me wrong. It's not as bad as Tamar Anolic's "The Russian Riddle". I guess I was expecting a bit more. I appreciate your POV, though.

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #279 on: November 23, 2012, 09:35:28 PM »
I think was another fiction book on Ella called "Alexandra & Elisabeth" by someone named Lamton.

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #280 on: November 23, 2012, 10:34:48 PM »
Elizabeth and Alexandra by Anthony Lambton. Horrible, sensationalist book. :(
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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #281 on: November 24, 2012, 07:50:12 AM »
Didn't the same Anthony Lambton wrote a book on the Battenbergs ?

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #282 on: November 24, 2012, 08:34:56 AM »
Indeed.

Lambton was an odd character, as I'm sure I've said on another thread. He inherited the earldom of Durham in the 1960s when a Conservative MP, and renounced it under the Peerage Act 1963 in order to remain in the Commons. However, instead of becoming Mr Lambton as one would expect, he expected to be known as 'Lord Lambton' on the basis that this was the courtesy title he had before he succeeded and he had not renounced that. One may contrast the 14th Earl of Home, who on renouncing his title became plain Sir Alec Douglas-Home rather than resuming his earlier courtesy title of Lord Dunglass. Lambton  was a junior minister under Edward Heath but resigned in the midst of scandal when he was found to be consorting with call girls and addicted to hard drugs (forget whether it was heroin or cocaine or both).

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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #283 on: February 27, 2013, 12:32:44 AM »
There is a children's book in English that came out this month on the life of Saint Elizabeth. It came out in Romanian on November 2012.
It is titled HOLY NEW MARTYR ELIZABETH, GRAND DUCHESS OF RUSSIA by Catalin Grigore, illustrated by Adela Maria Callistru.
You can obtain it through  Saint Nectarios Press: http://www.orthodoxpress.org/catalog/new.htm
Here are links I found in Romanian which show some pictures from the book: http://edituraiona.blogspot.com/ and http://ortodoxiesiviata.blogspot.com/2012/11/povestea-adevarata-printesei-care.html
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Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #284 on: February 27, 2013, 08:35:25 AM »
Thanks for the info. I hope it will be out in English soon. Want to buy it for my niece.  :)