Friday, November 22, 2019

Maria Romanov by Helen Azar

Maria Romanov Third Daughter of the Last Tsar, Diaries and Letters, 1908–1918  by Helen Azar, and  George Hawkins is now available.  The publisher is  Westholme.

My copy should be arriving shortly.

The Crown Dissected by Hugo Vickers

If you watching the Crown and want to find out the real story, the facts, rather than the fiction,  you must read Hugo Vickers's The Crown Dissected.

"Hugo Vickers is an acknowledged authority on the British Royal Family. He has commented on royal matters on television and radio since 1973 and worked as historical adviser on a number of films. He is the author of books on the Queen Mother, the Duchess of Windsor, Princess Andrew of Greece (Prince Philip's mother) and Queen Mary all of whom are featured in the popular Netflix show, The Crown.

Now, in this sequel to The Crown: Truth & Fiction Vickers separates fact from fiction in season 3 of this television series. Episode-by-episode analysis dissects the plots, characterisation and historical detail in each storyline. Vickers tells us what really happened and what certainly did not happen.

The Crown: Dissected also includes commentaries on seasons 1 and 2."