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Gilbert's Books (the publishing division of Royal Russia) is pleased to announce that Memories in the Marble Palace by Grand Duke Gabriel Constantinovich is once again available from our online bookshop. Originally published in 1955 in French and Russian, this is a reprint of the first ENGLISH edition of his memoirs published in 2009.
Born at Pavlovsk on 15 July, 1887, Gabriel Constantinovich was the second son of the Grand Duke Constantine Constantinovich and the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mavrikievna. He was a great-grandson of Emperor Nicholas I.
Born into a privileged world, he lived in lavish luxury growing up in some of the most magnificent of the Romanov palaces: the Marble Palace in St. Petersburg, the Constantine Palace at Strelna, Pavlovsk and the family’s country estate at Ostashevo.
His memoirs, published here for the first time in English, paint a magnificent portrait of the beauty and splendour of the Russian Court in its twilight years before the First World War.
This is the story of a member of the Romanov dynasty who lived to tell his story of life at the Russian Court. Now, after more than half a century, his story may finally be read and appreciated in the English language.
This English edition features a Note from the Publisher and an Introduction about Grand Duke Gabriel Constantinovich, 356 pages, plus a 56-page supplement of rare photographs. The price is $35.00 CAD + shipping.
© Gilbert's Books. 21 March, 2013