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Imperial Highness (Romanov Trilogy #1)

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Born to obscurity in a small German principality, Princess August Fredericka was destined to become one of Russia's most famous rulers - Catherine the Great.

Married in her early teens to the deformed and immature heir, Grand Duke Peter, Catherine's early life in Russia was one of intrigue and plotting - often at the hands of her predecessor, Empress Elizabeth. but finally
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Paperback, Large Print, 286 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by Sound Library (first published 1953)
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Marg
Oct 17, 2011 Marg rated it it was amazing
4.5/5

Some times when I look at the recent and upcoming historical fiction releases I scan through looking for something other than yet another Tudor book, or this year in particular another book about Eleanor of Aquitaine and I wonder why there aren't books about some of the other fascinating characters in history. For example, I cannot for the life of me figure out why there are so few books around about the life of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia.

Here we have a strong, beautiful, charm
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Allie
Oct 25, 2015 Allie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating - 3.5 stars

A reasonable enough introduction to the early life of Princess Augusta who ultimately became Catherine the Great. This covers her life from her summons as a teenager to Russia to be married to the heir to the Tsarist throne to her crowning following her challenge for power.

I did enjoy this, I do like Russian history but at 248 pages, it was rather short and I would have liked more detail at times. First written in the 1950's this was an easy read and I'm looking forward to rea
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Gianna
Jun 15, 2014 Gianna rated it liked it
Perhaps I am unfair in my rating of this book but only because I've already read other, non-fiction works and the more recent novel Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak, so there was nothing surprising or anything new for me in it. I have to say that I liked Anthony's style, overall, better than the style of Winter Palace. The latter was a bit too familiar in its use of scenes and descriptions for my personal taste. Imperial Highness is part of a trilogy, so expect to read only about Catherine's early ...more
Tara Chevrestt
How does this compare to The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great? Or to The Scarlet Empress, a movie about Catherine the great produced in 1935? Click here to find out: http://wwwbookbabe.blogspot.com/2011/...
Chrissie
Sep 11, 2011 Chrissie marked it as maybe
Shelves: soviet-union, hf, kindle
I think I will read Robert K. Massie's Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman first. Massie I KNOW is a great author.
Gena Lott
Feb 26, 2015 Gena Lott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I still remember this story and how much Catherine had to go through and how she fought tooth and nail to survive and to thrive.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Jan 08, 2016 06:33PM  
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Evelyn Anthony is the pen name of Evelyn Ward Thomas.

Started her career as a writer of historical fiction, later switched to writing contemporary thrillers, often with an espionage theme.
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