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Olga's Egg

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  12 reviews
When Fabergé specialist Assia Wynfield learns of the discovery of a long-lost Fabergé egg made for the Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, daughter of the last Tsar of Russia, she appears to be the only person with misgivings. On travelling to St. Petersburg to see the egg, Assia moves among Russia’s new rich but finds herself pulled back into a family past she would rather ...more
Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published October 25th 2018 by Clink Street Publishing
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Cora Tea Party Princess
5 Words: History, danger, glamour, family, power.

An incredible amount of research must have gone in to the story, because it is so rich and vivid and intricate that you feel like you're there. It was like I was walking around St. Petersburg myself, exploring.

I have to admit that I didn't really like Assia - but that's not a bad thing. It did mean it was difficult to connect to her, but I really empathised with her and loved reading about her tumultuous family and strained relationships.

My
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Maryline M's Bookshelf
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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What a gorgeous book. Admittedly, I was sold on this book in the first place purely on the cover design alone. Then I read the blurb, and I just knew I couldn't let this one pass by. And I'm so happy I didn't. 'Olga's Egg' is incredibly rich in detail and historical research. The love and passion for (Imperial) Russia, it's art and architecture is so tangible I could easily imagine myself walking around in St.
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Emma
VERDICT: The Fabergé eggs as you never knew them. Intriguing, lavish, fascinating. My best historical novel of the year.

see why here: https://wordsandpeace.com/2019/12/12/...
Ashley
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
3.5 stars

When I read a book like this, all I can think about is delight. I am so delighted that there are so many cool things in the world to read about. One lifetime could not cover all the cool things there are to know about and read about. I love immersing myself in a world that I don’t know, or even better, a world I think I do know but then am given so many details and minutiae that that world seems fresh and new. Seriously, it’s the best! No matter how many things a person studies, no
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Teresa Kander
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literary-fiction
Sophie Law’s debut novel offers every narrative jewel possible to enthrall the reader. We travel from London to St. Petersburg and back again in search of the lost Faberge egg made for Grand Duchess Olga Nikolayevna, the eldest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II.

The heroine of the novel has a less than stellar relationship with her father and her twin sister that is worked into the storyline from beginning to end. My heart nearly broke when the heroine, Anastasia, told her sister, Tatiana, that the
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Donna Maguire
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I love Russian history and this was a delightful story that combined the secrets of the past with the present – and I really enjoyed it!

The book is well researched and it is quite clear that the author knows her subject and that made it even more enjoyable for me, I will admit to having a look online at the different Fabergé eggs so the book certainly sparked my interest in that subject!

I loved the different settings in the book, the main characters were
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Mrs. A.A. Williams
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A "Faberge" tale of mystery.

Anastasia Wynfield is updating a book, written by her mother, on the Russian jeweller Faberge when a previously undiscovered egg appears in Russia. This is a mystery novel with a difference. Sophie Law's love, understanding and study of Faberge is visible in her writing. A very absorbing and exciting mystery.
Stacey
Jun 03, 2019 rated it liked it
An enjoyable book.
I didn't connect much with any of the characters and I set the book aside for some time at one point. (But that's just because I read so many books at the same tine)
Nothing gripping or exciting happens, it's just a nice easy read, a nice story.
Mimi Ray
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
If Russia is a curiosity for you.
If the Romanov tragedy interests you.
If Fabergé fascinates you then this is an entertaining read.
Clever in it's handling of facts, travelling back & forth in time, it is a love story set within a mystery.
Natalie Breton
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was worried this book would be a little commercial. However, it was well written and historically accurate. It was a lovely story in every aspect. Wonderful way to commemorate the events that took place 100 years ago.
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Sandy
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved the setting and historical side of this book. I love it when the author takes time to explain what is real and what is fiction at the end of the book.

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