The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 27, 2003 - Fiction - 240 pages
622 Reviews
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Kristin Scott Thomas, directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters)

Drawing from decades of work, travel, and research in Russia, Robert Alexander re-creates the tragic, perennially fascinating story of the final days of Nicholas and Alexandra Romanov as seen through the eyes of their young kitchen boy, Leonka. Now an ancient Russian immigrant, Leonka claims to be the last living witness to the Romanovs’ brutal murders and sets down the dark secrets of his past with the imperial family. Does he hold the key to the many questions surrounding the family’s murder? Historically vivid and compelling, The Kitchen Boy is also a touching portrait of a loving family that was in many ways similar, yet so different, from any other.



  

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Short, interesting, great ending. - Goodreads
Quick read but disappointing ending. - Goodreads
Loved it - historically interesting and easy to read. - Goodreads
I loved the plot of this book-extremely fascinating! - Goodreads
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Fantastic character development. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Tana Nikolas - Goodreads

Great novel especially for people interested in the historical events going on at the time. Read full review

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User Review  - Jim B - Goodreads

This novel is in the form of a letter written by a Russian immigrant to the US to his granddaughter as he is dying. He tells the story of the last days of Tsar Nicholas and his family and their ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

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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