Goodreads asked Laura Meyerovich:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Laura Meyerovich A conversation with an American acquaintance turned to school education. After I related a story about a French boarding school with its eleven daily hours of classwork, described by Alexey Krylov in his memoir, my interlocutor asked me to email him information about the English edition. I promised to do it, having no doubts that such an important book had been translated into all major languages.

First I googled it, then I searched library catalogs, and as a last resort I contacted Krylov’s family. Imagine my surprise when I found that the book had never been translated!

To keep the story short, I decided to translate Professor Krylov's Navy

Now this great book is finally available in English.

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