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Eva Stachniak Message Board 1/1/2012
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The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great
This is the story of Catherine the Great's servant and friend Varvara Nikolayevna and her rise to fortune after many long years working as a palace tongue. Varvara Nikolayevna is born the daughter of a bookbinder father who takes his craft seriously. He and his wife have high hopes for their daughter. But upon their deaths, Varvara's bright future is insecure. Because of her father's good work for Queen Elizabeth of Russia, Varvara is at least accepted i...