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When she died in exile in 1960, Olga Alexandrovna was the last Grand Duchess of Russia, the favorite sister of Czar Nicholas II who was executed with his wife and five children during the Revolution. Born in splendor difficult to imagine today, she endured a lifetime of relentless tragedy with courage and exceptional powers of adjustment.
The Last Grand Duchess is a valuable account of the final decades of the house of Romanov as seen through the eyes of its last surviving member. Through Olga, we meet Queen Victoria, George V of England, Rasputin, Mrs. Anderson - on whose story the movie Anastasia was made - and other impostors who plagued the exiled duchess with false hope.
In this official memoir, Ian Vorres captures the loneliness and violence of Olga's years in Russia, her loveless first marriage to Prince Peter of Oldenburg, her years of exile in England and Denmark, and her final settlement with her second husband and family in Canada.
Long out of print, and now reissued in a handsomely illustrated edition, The Last Grand Duchess is the thorough and engaging official biography of an extraordinary woman.
From the Back Cover: "This light, authorised and well-illustrated biography, based upon a series of intimate conversations, is charmingly composed and utterly absorbing....At the end Mr. Vorres uncovered a burning Russian patriotism interwoven with serene religious faith -- and an unaffected pleasure in her acceptance by a variety of ordinary men and women." -- Sir Philip Magnus, The Sunday Times
"The story ... has an astonishing verisimilitude and pathos....It is obvious that, like her brother Nicholas II, Olga was of limited intelligence, but in here total lack of pretension, her refusal to be embittered by the atrocious circumstances of her later life, and her charity and kindness, she emerges from the book as a character of an almost Dostoyevskyan innocence and goodness." -- Francis King, The Sunday Telegraph
"Memoirs about the last Romanovs are hard to resist. ... there remains the appeal of the doomed family." -- The Times
Title: The Last Grand Duchess: Her Imperial ...
Publisher: Key Porter Books
Publication Date: 2001
Book Condition: New
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Book Description Key Porter Books, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2002. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. [xix], 260pp w notes and index. Illustrated throughout w historical bw photographs. Gift inscription inked on title page. Photo illustrated wrap w French flaps is clean and without wear. Binding square and not creased. Additional shipping may be required - 23.5 x 19.5cm. Bookseller Inventory # 035376
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