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REVIEW: The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport

Helen Rappaport pierces the romantic veiling swaddled around the daughters of Nicholas II to present a pleasing, if sobering look at the four lives brutally ended one night in the summer of 1918. I’m not a Romanov buff by any means, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the Imperial Family and their lost …

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A Friday Reads Smorgasbord!

In the interests of full disclosure, I must confess my neglect of Edwardian Promenade was also due to other people’s books! Thanks to the good folks at Edelweiss and NetGalley, I’ve loaded up my Sony Reader with amazing upcoming releases, which compliment my own ample personal purchases. All links lead to Goodreads WWI – The …

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Review: The Flower of Empire by Tatiana Holway

Due for release on April 9th 2013 Blurb In 1837, while charting the Amazonian country of Guiana for Great Britain, German naturalist Robert Schomburgk discovered an astounding “vegetable wonder”–a huge water lily whose leaves were five or six feet across and whose flowers were dazzlingly white. In England, a horticultural nation with a mania for …

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