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Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM By Frances Welch

An extraordinary story of tenacity and intrigue, and the deep human urge to salvage hope from tragedy.Did the seventeen year old Grand Duchess Anastasia survive the massacre of the Russian imperial family in 1918 Over the years, the possibility that the youngest of the tsar s four daughters might have escaped the killings has provided rich spawning ground for claimants BAn extraordinary story of tenacity and intrigue, and the deep human urge to salvage hope from tragedy.Did the seventeen year old Grand Duchess Anastasia survive the massacre of the Russian imperial family in 1918 Over the years, the possibility that the youngest of the tsar s four daughters might have escaped the killings has provided rich spawning ground for claimants By far the best known of these was Anna Anderson, a mysterious young woman who appeared in Berlin in 1920 Anna attracted a bizarre coterie of supporters some of whom had known the grand duchess as a child who risked life and limb, and often all their savings, in a desperate attempt to prove that Anastasia had, after all, survived But who was Anna Anderson and just how did she manage to convince so many people that she was the real Anastasia Frances Welch s A Romanov Fantasy is a tragic comedy in the best Russian tradition a compelling, eerie, and frequently hilarious study of discipleship, snobbery, and life after death.
  • Title: A Romanov Fantasy: Life at the Court of Anna Anderson
  • Author: Frances Welch
  • ISBN: 9780393065770
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Hardcover

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Simon Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
More annoying than anything else. She offers absolutely nothing that explains how Franziska Schanzkowska was able to convince people that she was Anastasia from either the point of view of the imposter or her supporters. It is a banality of this story that the woman who impersonated her must have been far more interesting than the real Anastasia ever was, but Welch never conveys a sense of why. She also doesn't fully delve into Gleb Botkin's character, so his life appears to be a series of very [...]
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Claire Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
I have read plenty on the last Tsar of Russia and his family. It was a period of history I embraced in the 6th grade and I continue to read about with curiosity as new developments emerge. This book - saw at Borders and thought I would give it a shot due to all of the recent developments in the last few years. NOT WORTH IT. I thought it was going to really look hard at how Anna Anderson pulled it off for all that time and convinced so many people, but really all it did was relate the same facts [...]
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Lois Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
The downfall of the Romanovs has always proven to be a morbid curiosity for me (and Fox animation studios didn't exactly help in curbing the interest) but I knew very little about Anna Anderson, who is the focus of the biography.Having finished the book, I'm still left with some of the questions I held at the start, but more intensely so. How did this woman manage to convince so many people who had known Anastasia Romanova that she was the same person?Certainly there were a lot of coincidences p [...]
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Annie Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
If you know the story of Anderson very well, you will see that there are things in this book that never appeared in the books by supporters, such as denials by Shura, Olga Alexandrovna, and more. I found some very good source material for my website which tells the 'other side' of the Anderson story you usually don't see because supporters only want to tell it in a way that makes her look real. There were several valuable pieces of information in the book that helped me in my quest to prove Ande [...]
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Marielle Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
Synopsis: Frances Welch gives you the details on both Anastasia Nikolaievna, the Grand Missing Duchess and Anna Anderson, aka. Franziska Schanzkowska, her tenecious imposter. We look at their past and what led to one of the longest cases in Russia, along with how Anna came to be and where the Grand Missing Duchess really was.Classifications: The target audience is 16+, with advanced references and sharp witted jokes. The primary purpose was very expository and mainly gave you information of the [...]
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Linda Koss Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
If you are looking for in-depth Russian history, this is not it, but if you are looking for a view on the phenomenon of Russian royal family sitings that were big in the first half of the 20th century, this has some interesting insights. Regarding Russian history, Welch only covers enough about the mass assassination to illustrate why there were rumors for decades about possible survivors. The really interesting part begins when she discusses how the Polish peasant Franziska Schanzkowska came to [...]
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Helen Azar Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
The book is not bad, but what put a damper on it for me is that the author had her photos mixed up, she identified the wrong sister as Anastasia a couple of times You would expect she would at least get that one right. Maybe it was the publisher's fault. Some other minor mistakes and a few somewhat shifty sources, but on the whole a good read. For a change a non-fiction book about Anna Anderson as who she actually was: a mentally ill woman posing as a Russian grand duchess, as well as about the [...]
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Gail Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
I found this book to mostly be a retelling of Peter Kurth's or James Lovell's biographies of Anastasia. The major difference was that this book does not attempt to convince the reader that Anna Anderson was Anastasia, while Lovell, for example, is adamant in believing it. If you've read Peter Kurth or Lovell's biographies of Anna Anderson you won't learn anything new about Anderson's deception from this one.
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Mazohyst Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
First off, the cover is absolutely beautiful!!Second, as a young girl I read The Royal Diaries series and LOVED them. Anastasia was one that disturbed me and stayed with me for a long time. I just couldn't understand why she was killed and I hoped that maybe she was alive and everything was a lie. It was a fantasy of mine and Anderson had an interesting version of my fantasy.
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Cathy Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
Not the most sparkling prose, but Anna Anderson and her supporters were fascinatingly odd people. The actual Romanovs also come across as quite dotty, so this was well worth reading. I came away feeling like I understood better why people were so ready to believe a not-very-convincing hoax.
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Garryvivianne Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
Somehow you wish that this was a Romanov that actually got away. She fooled many people to the very end, even the Royals day to day were "yes she is" "no she isn't".d the days of DNA got here to prove. And that was the end.
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Unnati Rennie Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
For what should be quite an exciting storyis book really disappointed. The story lacked depth, you never feel any kind of affinity with Anna or any of the other characters and in fact, I just couldn't wait for it to end so I could move onto my next bookt a good sign!
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Amanda Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
I am having a hard time finishing this book. It is like a dry diary about the pretender Anna Anderson and her craziness. I was expecting more history about what happened to the Romanov family, but only got a page or two of speculation in the beginning of the book.
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Caitlin Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
Welch blandly presents information with copious editorializing, but no analysis. As a result, what could be a compelling story with a cast of the truly outlandish remains merely tantalizing.
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Dawn Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
Parts of this book were fascinating, but I'm not sure there was enough information to fill an entire book. Nonetheless, how all of this was pulled off is fairly interesting
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Jen Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
All I know is that I wouldn't mind hanging out with old Anna Anderson, drinking some of that cherry wine and going for a little drive round-about town in the station wagon.
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Natalie Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
Fascinating and crazy true story but the book dragged and repeated itself.
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Amanda Edwards Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
Interesting read about how Anna Anderson and those around her tried to fool the world.
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Ashley Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
This was difficult to get through, although it got better at the end.
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SouthWestZippy Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
Fascinating book with lots of twists and turns. What a strange life.
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Ruby Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
a VERY fascinating read about the woman who pretended to be the lost Anastasia, daughter of the tragic Tsar Nicholas II. highly recommended.
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Tracy Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
Loved this book as I am a bit of a Russian history buff and infinitely fascinated with the "Anastasia myth". Blew right though this book - awesome!
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Manda Sep 15, 2019 - 14:22 PM
Interesting enough, but doesn't really shed any light on new information on Anna Anderson/Franziska Schanzkowska and no real revelations on how she was so successful a fraud.
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A Romanov Fantasy: Life at the Court of Anna Anderson By Frances Welch An extraordinary story of tenacity and intrigue, and the deep human urge to salvage hope from tragedy.Did the seventeen year old Grand Duchess Anastasia survive the massacre of the Russian imperial family in 1918 Over the years, the possibility that the youngest of the tsar s four daughters might have escaped the killings has provided rich spawning ground for claimants BAn extraordinary story of tenacity and intrigue, and the deep human urge to salvage hope from tragedy.Did the seventeen year old Grand Duchess Anastasia survive the massacre of the Russian imperial family in 1918 Over the years, the possibility that the youngest of the tsar s four daughters might have escaped the killings has provided rich spawning ground for claimants By far the best known of these was Anna Anderson, a mysterious young woman who appeared in Berlin in 1920 Anna attracted a bizarre coterie of supporters some of whom had known the grand duchess as a child who risked life and limb, and often all their savings, in a desperate attempt to prove that Anastasia had, after all, survived But who was Anna Anderson and just how did she manage to convince so many people that she was the real Anastasia Frances Welch s A Romanov Fantasy is a tragic comedy in the best Russian tradition a compelling, eerie, and frequently hilarious study of discipleship, snobbery, and life after death.

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