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Helen Azar is a public librarian specializing in history. She grew up in a Russian speaking household and as a child used to translate paragraphs from children's books and magazines for fun.

While researching for her first book, Helen visited Russia several times, and as part of the library school academic curriculum worked in the Rare Book Fund at the Museum at Tsarskoe Selo, which holds the imperial book collection, including that of Catherine the Great and the last Tsar Nicholas II.

Helen's professional scientific training and a passion for Russian history led to co-authoring several articles on the identification of the remains of the last Tsar and his family.

Currently Helen works at the Free Library of Philadelphia and is part of a team
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The book has been available on Amazon UK and some of the other countries for a couple of months now, but due to a "glitch" it has not been on Amazon US. Hopefully that's about to change by the end of this week, and you should be able to preorder it there too! I will keep you posted. The Diary of Olga Romanov: Royal Witness to the Russian Revolution. Read more of this blog post »
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I may be somewhat biased about this book because I assisted the author a little in his research while he was writing it. But... trying to be as objective as I can be, I think that this is a very good biography of the life of Grand Duchess Elisabeth o ...more
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I really liked this book. One of the better Romanov fiction novels.
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“[Olga's dreams of happiness:] Get married, always live in the countryside winter and summer, see only good people, no one official.”
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