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Royal Russia: The Private Albums of the Russian Imperial Family

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This splendid album of rare and unpublished photographs from the Romanovs' own albums is an intimate portrait of the private and public lives of the family of Nicholas II, Russia's last tsar. This unique collection is taken from the personal album of the Tsar's daughter, Grand Duchess Maria, and from the Tsarina Alexandra's own commemorative album, both now in the James Bl ...more
Hardcover, 120 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by John Blake (first published 1995)
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Anna
This is a lovely book filled with pictures (mostly) from private albums of the Empress Alexandra and her daughter Maria. There are some really nice photographs, this was my first Romanov photographs book and it's a great one for people curious about them. For anyone with a deeper interest, it becomes a bit boring, and the text that comes with the pictures is filled with mistakes, particularly identification ones (every Grand Duchess is mistaken as Anastasia at least once! And it's not pictures w ...more
Jane
Great pictures of the last Tsar of Russia and his family from their own photograph albums.
Julie
Nov 29, 2010 Julie rated it it was amazing
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I was enamored with this beautiful collection of photos, some of which came from the albums of Tsarina Alexandra and Grand Duchess Maria. There were so many personal moments captured, including a picture of all five Romanov children with their heads shaved due to their bout with the measles. The introduction was a good summary of the Tsar’s life and the tragedy of his family. The layout was lovely, each photo was framed and captioned as if it was a cherished family album. This is a must-have for ...more
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Great history book.
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Carol Townend writes atmospheric historical novels (romances and sagas) set in the colourful Middle Ages. Born in Yorkshire, she went to a convent school high on the Whitby cliffs. Later, she studied history at Royal Holloway College, London. She lives in London with her husband and daughter.
Carol's first novel, Sapphire in the Snow, won the RNA New Writers' Award. In 2013, Betrothed to the Barbar
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