This book was written by Julia "Lili" Dehn,  who was a close friend of the last Empress of Russia, Alexandra Feodorovna.  She witnessed many of the most important events of the sunset years of the Romanov Dynasty. Her book is an intimate, first-hand account from the perspective of a palace insider and close friend of Alexandra.  Lili met the infamous Rasputin through Alexandra and knew him personally.  She experienced the events of 1917 and the fall of the dynasty at the side of the Empress  This is an excellent memoir to learn more about the Romanovs and life before the Russian revolution.

                                                               Bob Atchison
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Alexander Palace Time Machine     Royalty Discussion Forum

Where to Find Antique and David Austin Roses Online

Bob Atchison's guide to rare and antique roses and where to buy them with special focus on David Austin Roses and Antique Rose Emporium

Room over the Vestibule Mosaics in Hagia Sophia

The mysterious mosaics of the room over the vestibule.  Why is no one permitted access? Have these 9th century mosaics been destroyed?