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Rubies in the Snow
« on: August 02, 2006, 07:20:08 PM »
There's a new book being published in October titled "Rubies in the Snow: Diary of Russia's Last Grand Duchess, 1911-1918" by Kate Hubbard. It's pretty safe to assume that it's about Anastasia and appears to be a lot like Caroline Meyer's Last Grand Duchess. Feel free to pre-order people.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1904977731/sr=8-2/qid=1154564122/ref=sr_1_2/026-5574278-7710067?ie=UTF8&s=gateway

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Re: Rubies in the Snow
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2006, 10:30:02 AM »
Very Interesting!
Is there anyone here that knows the page count? (I hope it's rather high!)
Is this the rumored diary book that was to be published by a member here?

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Re: Rubies in the Snow
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2006, 10:37:29 AM »
It's a novel, a work of fiction.


Very Interesting!
Is there anyone here that knows the page count? (I hope it's rather high!)
Is this the rumored diary book that was to be published by a member here?
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Re: Rubies in the Snow
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2006, 04:28:21 PM »
Ah, Indeed.
Thanks for the heads up.

Well... if anything... it may get more people interested in the Romanov-saga. I am personally looking forward to the printing of the actual diaries that I hear is in the works.  :)

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Re: Rubies in the Snow
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2006, 06:26:30 PM »
I have quite enough Romanov fiction. When the REAL diaries are published, then I will buy.

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Re: Rubies in the Snow
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2006, 09:34:48 PM »
I agree with Robert...
then again, nothing wrong with a good fictional book from time to time
might look into it

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Re: Rubies in the Snow
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2006, 02:45:51 AM »
Laura Mabee,

No this book is not the book of a member of this board, who is working on this book.
He/She is still working ath his/her project.

From time to time, i'm contacting him/her. But he/she tells me that hopefully he/she will release this book in winter 2007/2008.

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Re: Rubies in the Snow
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2006, 07:36:54 PM »
Thanks Teddy.
I'm happy to hear her project is going well!  :)
I look forward to it's publication!

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Re: Rubies in the Snow
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2006, 06:20:16 AM »
There's a new book being published in October titled "Rubies in the Snow: Diary of Russia's Last Grand Duchess, 1911-1918" by Kate Hubbard. It's pretty safe to assume that it's about Anastasia and appears to be a lot like Caroline Meyer's Last Grand Duchess. Feel free to pre-order people.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1904977731/sr=8-2/qid=1154564122/ref=sr_1_2/026-5574278-7710067?ie=UTF8&s=gateway

Actually this book is not due until Jan of 07 and only thru Amazon UK

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Re: Rubies in the Snow
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2007, 02:10:30 PM »
It was released last year, and I brought a copy on break in college from WH Smiths because there was £3 off, and finished it on the bus! It's very short, but quite entertaining, here is the review I have written for Amazon, but it will probably take about a year to get published there so I'll share it with you here:

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I brought and finished this book in one day, so as you can guess it is a very quick read, and I would pay no more than £5.99 for it. It was however an entertaining and relatively accurate pseudo diary of Russia's last born Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicolaevna.

For historical accuracy, there are some pitfalls but it is generally well researched and seemed to  communicate accurate views of the imperial family, albeit they stereotyped (Tsar as weak for example.) The most annoying historical inaccuracy is the photo on the back - it is of Maria, not Anastasia, it is quite bad that this was not noticed, but the photo in question is commonly mislabelled. Other mistakes are that it has Tatiana's birthday in January, when it was June 11th, but these points are only there to annoy die-hard Romanov buffs, and do not effect the experience for the general reading public.

This may be a good tool for introducing a child to Russian history, although the age range 9 - 12 on the back is rather misleading, as the book deals with the final days of the Imperial Family in captivity, not a particularly child friendly subject.

An odd book, dealing with too depressing a subject matter to be an easy read for children, but often too juvenile and simplistic to satisfy adults. But this in-betweenee (I'm 17) certainly enjoyed it.

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Re: Rubies in the Snow
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2007, 10:16:37 AM »
I REALLY want to get this book, but I can't find anywhere to order it. I searched Amazon.com and ebay but can't find any copies.  :'(
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2007, 06:31:45 PM »
Does anyone know when it's going to come out in the States?

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Re: Rubies in the Snow
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2007, 07:30:48 PM »
Does anyone know when it's going to come out in the States?
It may not ever come out over here. Plenty of books don't ever cross over from Europe to America and vice versa.
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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2007, 09:09:56 PM »
Really?
How can I purchase one then?

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Re: Rubies in the Snow
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2007, 08:25:57 AM »
Really?
How can I purchase one then?
You can do it easily from Amazon's UK site. If you have an American Amazon account, your username and password will also work on the UK site. Here's a direct link to the book:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rubies-Snow-Russias-Duchess-1911-1918/dp/1904977731/sr=8-1/qid=1168957045/ref=sr_1_1/203-2405844-8481522?ie=UTF8&s=books

It's approximately $7.85, plus shipping. Shipping to the US is more than the book itself -- $13.72 -- but at the moment, it's the only way to get the book. Even the used copies on bookfinder.com have to be sent in from the UK.
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