The Russian Court at Sea (Paperback)
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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 04/08/2011
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On 11th April 1919, less than a year after the assassination of the Romanovs, the British battleship HMS Marlborough left Yalta carrying the Russian Imperial Family into perpetual exile. The Russian Court at Sea vividly recreates this unlikely voyage, with its bizarre assortment of warring characters and its priceless cargo of treasure.

Publisher: Short Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781907595707
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 199 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 18 mm


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A gripping account of the Romanovs' choppy passage into exile. Welch's detective work has produced a book that is wonderfully witty and sad by turns. * Mail on Sunday *
The book's readability and telling use of detail are splendid. * Spectator *
A quirky and gripping vignette of 20th-century Russian history. * Sunday Times *
A gripping account of the Romanovs choppy passage into exile. Welch s detective work has produced a book that is wonderfully witty and sad by turns. * Mail on Sunday *
Yes, it's been told before, but the 1919 exile of the Romanov family from Russia, in which they sailed on HMS Marlborough, is a splendidly exotic story that is well worth another airing; and Frances Welsh does it grippingly here, with lots of details I hadn't come across before. I loved to read of the goods they brought with them, including rolled-up Rembrandt paintings, Faberge eggs and other treasures of the sort. What a pilgrimage, to be sure. * Sunday Telegraph *
A fascinating, poignant portrait of a bizarre collection of people caught up in the chaos of their exodus" * The Irish Times *
A voyage of delight - revealing, fascinating and by turns shocking and amusing - a story so extraordinary that it reads like a novel. * Lancashire Evening Post *
Brooks gets inside the head, explains how the brain works... it's like frieze-framing a novel and discussing the motivation of the characters. It's fascinating... * Evening Standard *

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“The Russian Court at Sea”

An interesting book about a side of the Romanov family history that is seldom examined. A good collection of historical evidence and anecdote - easy to read.

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