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The Imperial Tea Party by Frances Welch
Posted by Richard on 30/6/2018, 4:27 pm
Thoroughly enjoyed this book about the relationship between the British and Russian royal families. An honest character appraisal of the key players that gives a different perspective on events than the usual run of the mill historical analysis. There are many new books out about the Romanovs but few seem to have anything new to actually say and do seem to try and portray Nicholas, for example, as a victim without really analysing his faults as a ruler. Frances Welch’s book is well written, well researched and, in my opinion, does not shy away from being critical about those involved. Well worth reading.