NADEJDA (Marchioness Felise Maureen de Verdieres, pseud.)

Title Once I Had A Home. The Diary and Narrative of Nadejda, Lady of Honour to their Imperial Majesties: the Late Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and the Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia.
Publisher London Duckworth
Date 1926
Book ID 28229
First Edition  


Original purple cloth, gilt lettered spine, gilt armorial device to upper board. 320 pp.. Harrods circulating library blind stamp neatly to lower end-paper but no other library marks. Spine edges rubbed, paper a little thumbed but a good, tight, clean copy. In very good condition. The author's real name was Marchioness Felise Maureen de Verdieres, only child of an Imperial Guard officer. Most of the names of people in her memoirs are also changed 'to secure the safety of those still in the danger zone, to respect the privacy of certain relatives...and to preserve the incognito of some of the living characters' ... still a useful account of how the two revolutions of 1917 affected members of the aristocracy and effectively destroyed their way of life. (S. V. Markov).
Price: £35.00

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