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Re: Confessions of the Csarina
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2008, 12:15:36 PM »

Here is a blurb on Princess Catherine Radziwilll, from everyone's favorite--wikipedia..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Radziwill

Paul Vassili was her pen name.

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« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2008, 01:59:36 PM »
What a horrible little woman

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« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2008, 03:37:51 PM »
You are being very much a gentleman by calling her horrible--other words spring to mind regarding her...-)

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Re: Confessions of the Csarina
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2008, 06:59:01 PM »
Is Radziwell a different person from Marfa Mouchanow?
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Re: Confessions of the Csarina
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2008, 08:58:16 PM »
No, she was a lady in waiting to the Empress

http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/grb/grbpg05.html

(at least it is not wikipedia...)  )

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Re: Confessions of the Csarina
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2008, 02:37:47 AM »
I was being careful of the "swinish hand" of the F.A. if I had said what I wanted to! Imagine how many poeple might have read that trash at the time and thought it was true!

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You are being very much a gentleman by calling her horrible--other words spring to mind regarding her...-)

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Re: Confessions of the Csarina
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2008, 07:34:31 AM »
No, she was a lady in waiting to the Empress

http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/grb/grbpg05.html

(at least it is not wikipedia...)  )

Hmmm...I'm skeptical, because Mouchanow's book has also been proven a fictional memoir.
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« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2008, 07:53:59 AM »
You are quite correct. Guess I have to do better research...:)

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« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2008, 08:11:24 AM »
You are quite correct. Guess I have to do better research...:)

I do wish Paul Gilbert would include the fact that the book is a hoax in his description. It's not exactly fair to his customers.
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