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Tatjana Botkin's Book -- Vospominaniya o Tsarskoi Sem'ye
« on: August 28, 2006, 05:56:45 AM »
Anyone read it?
Is it any good??

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Re: Tatjana Botkin's Book
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2006, 06:53:12 AM »
I have read it and did like it. The German title of the book is "Meine Erinnerungen an die Zarenfamilie", but this title is rather confussing as there is only little about the Imperial Family in the book. Nevertheless it´s a nicely written book about the last two decades of Imperial Russia and it gives some insight in the way of life of the higher classes in those times. As one can get the book quite cheaply, it is really worth buying.

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Re: Tatjana Botkin's Book
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2006, 07:00:05 AM »
In September comes a new edition of the book out in germany:



I've preordered it.  :D

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Re: Tatjana Botkin's Book
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2006, 08:10:40 PM »
I think I got my Russian edition through kniga.com for $7.95.

THE LOST CROWN: A Novel of Romanov Russia -- now in paperback!
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Re: Tatjana Botkin's Book
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2006, 08:13:15 PM »
Sarushka,

Has it already come out in English. I would love to get the book. Thanks for the heads up on the book.

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Re: Tatjana Botkin's Book
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2006, 08:15:04 PM »
As far as I'm aware, it's currently available only in Russian or French. Until that new German edition comes out, that is.  ;)

I KNOW there's another thread about this book somewhere (I think I started it, as a matter of fact) but I haven't been able to find it so far...
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Re: Tatjana Botkin's Book
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2006, 08:39:08 PM »
Thank you kindly Saruska for your prompt response. It would be nice if it were available.
I'm appreciative to know she has written  book. Thanks again.

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Re: Tatjana Botkin's Book
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2006, 07:34:30 AM »
Until that new German edition comes out, that is.  ;)

The German version was actually published in the eighties for the first time. The book coming out in september is only a reprinting. ;)

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Re: Tatjana Botkin's Book
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2006, 04:56:16 PM »
As far as I know Tatiana Botkin wrote three books. The first "Vospominaniya o tsarskoi semyi" in Russian was published already in 1921.
The second in 1980 in French "Au temps des tsars" and with a German version.   The third in 1985 "Anastasia retrouvée" is about Anna Anderson and her involvment in her case.  The last two are very interesting and fascinating. The first from 1921 I haven´t read. I wonder if that´s the one shown here by Sarushka?

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Re: Tatjana Botkin's Book
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2006, 06:25:59 PM »
As far as I know Tatiana Botkin wrote three books. The first "Vospominaniya o tsarskoi semyi" in Russian was published already in 1921.
The second in 1980 in French "Au temps des tsars" and with a German version.   The third in 1985 "Anastasia retrouvée" is about Anna Anderson and her involvment in her case.  The last two are very interesting and fascinating. The first from 1921 I haven´t read. I wonder if that´s the one shown here by Sarushka?
Yes, the cover scan I posted is of her first book, Vospominaniya o Tsarskoi Sem'ye.
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Re: Tatjana Botkin's Book
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2006, 08:55:14 PM »
I have read Anastasia retrouvee and I would love to read Aux  temps des tsars. Does anyone know where I can find it? I have after this book for quite a while.  Thank you

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Re: Tatjana Botkin's Book
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2006, 09:05:13 PM »
I have read Anastasia retrouvee and I would love to read Aux  temps des tsars. Does anyone know where I can find it? I have after this book for quite a while.  Thank you

Here are two used copies listed at bookfinder.com:
http://www.bookfinder.com/french/search/?ac=sl&st=sl&qi=3YGN,cGlUFDjexeU7JPgZMwytHk_6056690748_2:5:17
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Re: Tatjana Botkin's Book
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2006, 09:17:37 PM »
Thank you so much Saruska, I just ordered one copy.

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