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The Czar
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Postby The Czar » Fri May 20th, 2011, 4:20 pm

"Margaret" wrote:Alexei Tolstoy (not the author of War and Peace, who was Leo) wrote a novel about Peter the Great, published in two volumes in 1929 and 1934. And I'm pretty sure I read a novel about Peter the Great when I was a teen (late 1960s or early 1970s), which would not have been the Tolstoy novel, because it was shorter. You're right, though, that there's not much, and that his story is amazing. Definitely time for a good, new novel about Peter.


Hmm... ill have to check the tolstoy novel out. Thanks!
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Postby annis » Fri May 20th, 2011, 7:25 pm

@The Czar
Glad you're enjoying War and Peace, especially seeing you started reading it on my recommendation!

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Postby annis » Mon September 12th, 2011, 7:05 pm

Recently noted, thanks to Ariadne's Reading the Past blog, that Linda Holeman has a series in the works described as "'Anna Karenina meets Downton Abbey', and set in 1861 Imperialist Russia in the aftermath of the Emancipation of the Serfs, a sweeping tale of how the political turmoil of the country affects one landowner's family". Publication date tentatively given as spring 2012.

Linda Holeman does the epic historical pretty well- I enjoyed Linnet Bird and Moonlit Cage, so this could be fun.
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Postby Misfit » Mon September 12th, 2011, 7:39 pm

Thanks Annis. Glad it is just in the works and not something I have to worry about reading now :p

A couple of recent finds awaiting me on the pile, both start in the late 1800's and through the revolution.

The Longest Winter Daphne Wright
A Daughter of the Nobility by Natasha Borovsky
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Postby Misfit » Tue September 13th, 2011, 3:47 pm

Uh oh. Telynor don't look :eek:

These sound promising and my library has the first book so I'm going to give it a whirl.
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Postby Divia » Tue September 13th, 2011, 11:30 pm

"annis" wrote:Recently noted, thanks to Ariadne's Reading the Past blog, that Linda Holeman has a series in the works described as "'Anna Karenina meets Downton Abbey', and set in 1861 Imperialist Russia in the aftermath of the Emancipation of the Serfs, a sweeping tale of how the political turmoil of the country affects one landowner's family". Publication date tentatively given as spring 2012.

Linda Holeman does the epic historical pretty well- I enjoyed Linnet Bird and Moonlit Cage, so this could be fun.


This sounds VERY interesting!
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The Czar
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The Snow Leopard

Postby The Czar » Sat October 8th, 2011, 5:04 pm

I just read a great Russian setting novel. Its The Snow Leopard, by Daniel Leston (self published for kindle).

Its a great action/revenge type story. Russian nobleman is betrayed as a child, ends up a Mongol slave, becomes a full mongol, returns to Russia with the Mongol invasion, has a choice to make... very very good.
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"A Ring has No End"

Postby Antoine Vanner » Thu November 1st, 2012, 3:14 pm

If you're interested in Pre-Revolutionary Russia you're likely to enjoy "A Ring has No End" by Thomas Armstrong which details the lives of a rich noble family from 1854 until 1920. It's a splendid read.

And on the non-fiction side try "The Russian Court at Sea" by Frances Welch, about the evacuation from the Crimea by the Royal Navy in 1919 of the surviving members of the Russian Royal Family, including the Czar's mother, and sister, Prince Felix Yussupov, murderer of Rasputin, and Grand Duke Nicholas, former Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armies.

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Massie meets Highlander

Postby DanielAWillis » Thu November 1st, 2012, 9:39 pm

My novel Immortal Betrayal in mostly set in Russia in two time periods, 1682 and 1916.

It reads like chapters from an autobiography of a life spanning 600 years. First our hero helps Peter the Great keep his throne as a child and then returns to protect the Throne again from Rasputin.
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Antoine Vanner
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Alexander Palace Website

Postby Antoine Vanner » Fri November 2nd, 2012, 6:43 pm

This website http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace more like a web-based encyclopedia and is a treasure-house of information on the Romanovs. There are photographs, documents, potted histories ad-infinitum.

If you're interested in Imperial Russia this is the place to go.

Be warned however - it can keep you up all night, and not for one night either!


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