Thursday, November 29, 2012

Must read ... must have books on the Hesse and By Rhine family

An amazing book of letters, offering new insight into Alexandra's mind and personality. 

David Duff's Hessian Tapestry remains one of my most favorite of all royal books. A must read, a must have for a good royal library

Christopher Warwick's biography is sympathetic, realistic, and offers a compelling, detailed portrait of Grand Duchess Elisabeth.

Manfred Knodt was a Lutheran pastor who lived in Darmstadt.  He had a great interest in the Hesse and By Rhine family

Unfortunately, neither of these books were translated into English, although both deserve English translations.   Erinnertes (Memories) is Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig's memoirs.   Margaret Prinzessin von Hessen und Bei Rhein commemorates the life of the British-born and much loved member of the Hesse and by Rhine family.


This book should be your Christmas present to yourself. If you have not read it, you should ... seriously.

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