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The White Night of St. Petersburg
by Prince Michael of Greece

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In July 1998 the descendants of the Romanov family assembled in the lobby of the Astoria Hotel in St. Petersburg to attend a solemn internment ceremony for Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, and their children, who were murdered eighty years earlier by the Bolsheviks. During the service, Prince Michael of Greece, whose grandmother was a Romanov, noticed a dazzling older woman in the crowd. Curious to know her connection, he traveled to Moscow to meet her. Her name was Natalya Androssov Iskander Romanov and over tea she revealed the long-buried story of her grandfather, Grand Duke Nicholas Konstantinovich.

To Prince Michael’s utter surprise, all record of the Grand Duke had been erased from the royal vaults, so Natalya’s memories are the only key to his past. As she speaks the narrative turns to a snow-filled St. Petersburg morning in November 1860, and there begins the fascinating tale of the life of the rebellious and dashing duke. From a lonely and privileged childhood, he grows into a gifted military officer and notorious ladies’ man. At the opera one evening, he meets the devastatingly beautiful American courtesan, Fanny Lear. They begin a scandalous affair that, unbeknownst to Nicholas, leads into his implication in a plot to betray his family. His swift banishment to the far reaches of the Russian Empire changes his life forever; he’ll never have a home again and is moved about the realm like a pawn to prevent his tarnishing of the family name.

From the glittering splendour of Imperial Russia to treks across the barren steppe, The White Night of St. Petersburg brings to life a fascinating and forgotten member of one of history’s most legendary families.

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ITEM # 2024
PUBLISHED:2004
BINDING: Hard Cover Edition with Dust Jacket
SIZE: 6-1/4" x 9-1/4"
NO. PAGES: 335
ILLUSTRATIONS: N/A
LANGUAGE: English

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