Saturday, 16 August 2014


Enjoyed this two-part documentary about the four Romanov princesses, based on Helen Rappaport's book Four Sisters which I've meaning to read for ages; her previous book Ekaterinburg about their last days in the House of Special Purpose was gripping - the very best kind of history writing that has you on the edge of your seat - even though, of course, you know how it's going to end. There's a review of Four Sisters on Lyn's blog; she's on the other side of the world but I know that if she likes a book, I'll more than likely agree.

4 comments:

lyn said...

Thank you for linking to my blog! Four Sisters is a wonderful book & I'm looking forward to seeing the TV doco. Fingers crossed it's shown in Australia before too long.

Cosy Books said...

The Jewels of the Romanovs is a gorgeous coffee table book that we have at the library. I quickly placed a hold on it for myself while signing it out to a customer last week.
I'll be keeping an eye out for this documentary as well, Mary! Every time I see a photo of those young ladies it astounds me just how beautiful they were.

callmemadam said...

Thanks for the heads up on this. I enjoyed the programme yesterday evening and now want to read Helen Rappaport's book.

mary said...

Hope you manage to see it soon, Lyn. And you Darlene, you'd enjoy it.

Glad you enjoyed it, Callmemadam. I liked the way they came to life as individuals rather a foursome.