Posted by Ognian Georgiev
Award winning author Helen Rappaport’s last book The Romanov Sisters was selected by Goodreads members as the best non-fiction for 2014. The New York Times best-selling writer is one of the top researchers of the Russian history. We’ve got a great chance to make an interview with her around the holidays. Enjoy!
– What was the most touching moment around Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia that inspired you to write The Romanov Sisters?
– There wasn’t a single touching moment that inspired me, but I was very taken by the girls’ extraordinary composure and stoicism during their long months in captivity and the ways in which they tried to keep everyone’s spirits up. I wrote the book because I felt the girls had been neglected and because I felt we knew so little about their real personalities. I wanted to give them back their identities as four very different and fascinating young women.
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