Friday, 8 March 2013
The Lost Crown
This is a brilliant portrayal of the last years of the Russian royal family in the 1916-1918. It is written in the perspective of the grand duchesses (Tatiana, Olga, Maria and Anastasia); the writer, Sarah Miller, keeps your full attention the whole time, and builds up the anticipation. She knows how to capture the emotions of the princesses and pulling you into their world. Following them in their imprisonment, their insecurities, being separated from their parents and in the end their death.
I became interested in the Romanov family when seeing the 1997 Disney film Anastasia, I wanted to find out more about them and if it could be true that one of them escaped. When I read about this book, I knew I must find it and read it. Several searches later I finally found it on Amazon and couldn’t put it down.
This is worth the read. A Brilliant book