Former People: The Last Days of the Russian Aristocracy (Hardback)Douglas Smith
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Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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“Thoroughly enjoyed it!”
An excellent and vivid image of the downfall of the royal family and aristocracy and how the latter tried to survive afterwards. Douglas Smith's writing is easy to immerse into as you follow their story.
It is difficult to feel too much sympathy for the Russian aristoracy who lived in such fabulous wealth at the disadvantage of the poor... until you read this book that tells the stories of their fates.
An enjoyable book with lots of information about aristocratic Russian families, some of which I had never heard of before. Quite a hefty read - you definitely want to dedicate some time to getting through it all.... More