- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Short Books Ltd (January 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1906021783
- ISBN-13: 978-1906021788
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.9 x 8.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #234,185 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Russian Court at Sea Hardcover – January 1, 2011
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"A jewel of a book - In its quirkiness and sheer unlikeliness - Popular history writing at its cleverest and most enjoyable best." Mail on Sunday "A masterpiece of comic understatement" The Times "Welch writes with a limpid style and a cool intelligence" Sunday Telegraph "I was hooked from page one - this is cumulatively moving - a real triumph of sympathy" AN Wilson "The kind of history that makes fiction look pallid and pointless - " --Evening Standard "A gripping account of the Romanovs choppy passage into exile. Welch s detective work has produced a book that is wonderfully witty and sad by turns." --Mail on Sunday "The book's readability and telling use of detail are splendid." --Spectator "a splendidly exotic story ... Frances Welsh does it grippingly here, with lots of details I hadn't come across before. I loved to read of the goods they brought with them, including rolled-up Rembrandt paintings, Faberge eggs and other treasures of the sort. What a pilgrimage, to be sure." --Sunday Telegraph "A fascinating, poignant portrait of a bizarre collection of people caught up in the chaos of their exodus" --Irish Times "The book s readability and telling use of detail are splendid." --Spectator
About the Author
Frances Welch has written for the Sunday Telegraph, Granta, The Spectator and the Financial Times. She is co-author of Memories of Revolution: Russian Women Remember (Routledge, 1993), The Romanov & Mr Gibbes (Short Books, 2003) and A Romanov Fantasy: Life at the Court of Anna Anderson (Short Books, 2007) She is married to the writer Craig Brown, and has two children. She lives in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
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I am accustomed to a better quality paperback edition of a book but I don't know how that could be described in the description of the book.
The book itself was very interesting in telling about the voyage of members of the Romanov family who escaped from the Crimea, particularly how the Dowager Empress Marie interacted with the family and with the crew on the ship.
Maria Beatriz Bartoly
It's important to know about all the events leading up to this stage in the royal saga.
Massies books are a good start to gain the background.