Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig and Princess Alix of Hesse and By the Rhine in Italy 1893

I just ordered this book - available on and -- from the UK Amazon.  It is not available from  Petra Kleinpenning also edited the wonderful The Correspondence of the Empress Alexandra of Russia with Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore, Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse. 1878-1916, which is a must have for every Romanov collection.   Both books are from Print on Demand publishers but the first book is now out of print, but there are copies available for sale at Amazon and

Monday, November 27, 2017

Crowning Glory: Americans Wives of Princes and Dukes by Richard Hutto

Not a perfect book (errors that should have been caught before publication)... but comprehensive, nonetheless, about Americans who have married into royal and noble families.   Published in 2007.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Princess Elizabeth's wedding day - 1947

There were very few publications published after the wedding of then Princess Elizabeth and Lt. Philip Mountbatten on November 20, 1947.  Please note that the DVDs are Region 2 (PAL).  The US and Canada are in Region 1 (NTSC).  You will need a code free with a built in converter DVD to watch Region 2 DVDS.

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Road Home Filip-Lucian Iorga in Dialogue with Prince Nicholas of Romania (2014)

This e-book was published in 2014.   An interesting perspective.    I do not see it available on

Friday, November 3, 2017

Wilhelmina's letters now in English

Emerentia van Heuven-van Nes is the editor of Darling Queen  Dear Old Bones, a book of the correspondence between Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and her governess, Elizabeth Saxon-Winter.  The correspondence began when Wilhelmina was a child, and continued until Miss Saxon-Winter's death in 1935.

This book was originally published in Dutch.   An English translation is about to be released by the Amsterdam University Press.   Awesome.

The book is also available from Hoogstraten.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Helen Azar's latest Romanov tome: Grand Duchess Maria's 1913 Diary

I have not yet read Helen Azar's newest Romanov b 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna: Complete Tercentennial Journal of the Third Daughter of the Last Tsar, but I do not doubt its scholarship. Azar is fluent in Russian, and does her own translations. I hope to review the book soon -- after I get a copy -- but I have to finish reading and reviewing three other new royal books before starting on this one.

You can order a copy by clicking on one of these links.  The first is for the US and the second is for the UK.   I am not ashamed to say that if you use these links or order anything from Amazon or using my search boxes, I will make a few pennies.  Really - just a few pennies.