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The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar: 1 Paperback – 27 January 2004

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  • Paperback : 240 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0142003817
  • Product dimensions : 1.27 x 12.7 x 20.32 cm
  • Publisher : Penguin (27 January 2004)
  • Language: : English
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Ingenious...Keeps readers guessing through the final pages. --USA Today

A gripping and entirely believable description of the last days of the Romanovs...Thoroughly enjoyable, educational, and just a good old-fashioned page-turner. --Margaret George, author of Mary, Called Magdalene

This is a dream of a book... [Robert Alexander's] tough, stylish prose is the perfect medium for this fast-becoming myth of evil and innocence, of frailty and courage, of betrayal and redemption. --Judith Guest

Through the power of the author's imagination, we see not only the tragedy of the Emperor, but that of a human being, man, and father. --Ivan Artsyshevsky, The Romanov Family Association

About the Author

Robert Alexander has studied at Leningrad State University, worked for the U.S. government in the former U.S.S.R., and traveled extensively throughout Russia.

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