All posts tagged Robert K. Massie

What IS it about the Romanov Family?


I’ve just set aside everything to read a new book about the Romanov family. It’s only about the thirtieth book on the Romanovs to capture my imagination over the years. Nearly 100 years after the regicide of  Tsar Nicholas II, his Tsaritsa Alexandra and five children Olga, Tatiana, Marie, Anastasia and Alexei, still attract writers […]

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Thank You, the Massie Family of Writers

Like many people, I viewed the movie Dr. Zhivago with fascination and  became an instant fan. I loved the story so much as a fourteen year old, I prefered to remain in our Volkswagen campervan reading Boris Pasternak‘s book, rather than visit the palace of Versailles. I’ve never been back to visit King Louis XIV’s […]

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Culling the Books

Hard books: Stack of books

King Solomon opined long ago, “of the making of books there is no end.” Of the owning of books there is no end, either, or at least it seems that way to me. After emptying the living room to paint, we’re now refilling the bookshelves and that means we’re culling the books at our house. […]

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