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A ROMANOV DIARY
The Autobiography of the Grand Duchess Marie Georgievna of Russia

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Out of print for nearly 20 years, a new edition of A Romanov Diary: The Autobiography of the Grand Duchess Marie Georgievna of Russia will be available in March 2012. A Romanov Diary spans five decades in the history of Imperial Russia and Royal Europe (1884-1934). Through the Grand Duchess Marie's memoirs, we relive life at the Russian Imperial Court and the Royal Courts of Europe. She shares her personal impressions of her royal relations, including tsars, kings, queens and royal cousins in their everyday private lives, as well as their intricate relationships which determined the course of history. She takes readers through imperial and royal palaces, revealing a private world shared only by a select few. She also shares the letters written by her husband, Grand Duke George Mikhailovich, from prison after the Bolshevik revolution of 1917. These letters were smuggled from prison, and detail events up to shortly before her husbands murder in 1919.

GRAND DUCHESS MARIE GEORGIEVNA

Born at Athens in 1876, Marie Georgievna Princess of Greece and Denmark, was the daughter of King George I of Greece and Queen Olga, née Grand Duchess Olga Konstantinovna of Russia; granddaughter of King Christian IX of Denmark, great-granddaughter of Tsar Nicholas I, niece of Queen Alexandra of Great Britain and Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia, and first cousin and confidant of Tsar Nicholas II. Her Highness was thus perfectly positioned to witness some of the world’s most monumental historical events, and she writes of them with skill and candor.

On 30 April 1900, Marie was married to Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia. Together, they had two daughters: Princess Nina Georgievna (1901-1974), and Princess Xenia Georgievna (1903-1965).

The Grand Duchess spent most of her life abroad: Russia, England, Italy—and on her return to Greece in 1940, she vowed never again to be driven into exile. During the Second World War, as the German army advanced on Athens and the Royal Family prepared to flee, Grand Duchess George passed away in 1940, at the age of 64.

GRAND DUKE GEORGE MIKHAILOVICH

Grand Duke George Mikhailovich, was the third son of Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich, and Grand Duchess Olga Feodorovna (nee Princess Cecilie of Baden). He was also a first cousin to Emperor Alexander III. He served as a General in the Russian Army during the First World War. During the Russian Revolution, he was imprisoned by the Bolsheviks and shot by a firing squad in 1919, along with his brother, Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich, and his cousins Grand Dukes Paul Alexandrovich and Dimitri Konstantinovich.

Prince David Chavchavadze and Alexandra L. Wynkoop, daughter of the late Nancy Leeds Wynkoop, own the copyright to this book. They have authorized Gilbert’s Books (the publishing division of Royal Russia) to publish this new edition.

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ITEM # 1033
PUBLISHED: May 2012
BINDING: NEW Soft Cover Edition
SIZE: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
NO. PAGES: 262
ILLUSTRATIONS: 72 Black & White Photographs
REGULAR PRICE: $25.00

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