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Baby_Tsarevich

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Re: Rubies in the Snow
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2007, 09:56:59 AM »
Thanks! I'm going to order it! ;D

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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2007, 06:07:56 PM »
I am waiting for the real diaries. Anyone know when that might happen?

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Re: Rubies in the Snow
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2007, 08:39:28 PM »
I am waiting for the real diaries. Anyone know when that might happen?
I believe Teddy knows who is working on OTMA's diaries. You might try sending him a PM. Last I heard, it was to be at least another year....
THE LOST CROWN: A Novel of Romanov Russia -- now in paperback!
"A dramatic, powerful narrative and a masterful grasp of life in this vanished world." ~Greg King

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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2007, 09:28:45 PM »
The real diaries are being published? really?
wich ones?

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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2007, 09:48:55 PM »
The real diaries are being published? really?
wich ones?
Ask Teddy. He'll tell you what he can.
THE LOST CROWN: A Novel of Romanov Russia -- now in paperback!
"A dramatic, powerful narrative and a masterful grasp of life in this vanished world." ~Greg King

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« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2007, 05:59:59 PM »
thanks.

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« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2007, 07:16:45 PM »
Oh well. I'll wait a few months for it to come out on Ebay or something like that. Or maybe *someone* from my family will get it for me... ;D

Is it similar to the Last Grand Duchess diary? Or is she (Anastasia) portrayed differently?

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Re: Rubies in the Snow
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2009, 06:14:03 PM »
I picked up this book last week while traveling in England and as another poster stated, I finished it in a day. It was quite well written and engaging (certainly better than the Royal Diaries Anastasia, which repeats many of the inaccuracies in the animated Anastasia film) but there were still surprising inaccuracies. Kate Hubbard portrays Dr. Botkin as a widower instead of a divorcee and his children are quite young at the time of the revolution - Tatiana very young and presented as the youngest child - when the Botkin children should have been shown as young adults in 1917. She also makes Sophia Tiutcheva the granddaughter of the poet Tiutchev instead of his niece. Aside from these inaccuracies, it was an enjoyable read and one of the better examples of Romanov historical fiction. (My favourite is still Janet Ashton's "The German Woman")