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Helen Rappaport
Writer, historian, TV talking head. Lover of all things Victorian, Gothic & late Imperial Russian. Historical Consultant on ITV Victoria. Big fan of ScandiNoir
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Helen Rappaport 17h
I would respectfully challenge one thing in today's Sunday Times review: The are not slipping into obscurity in Russia. Far from it. The centenary commemoration in is going to be absolutely MASSIVE
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Helen Rappaport 18h
... and thanks also to for his 5 star review of in yesterday's Telegraph which described my book as 'groundbreaking'. It's so good to be reviewed by fellow historians who understand what you are trying to achieve.
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Helen Rappaport 18h
My thanks to Victor Sebestyn for his review in today’s Sunday Times
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The Pesky Blunders Jun 16
Taboo series 2 confirmed: Tom Hardy to return to BBC1 as "the devil Delaney"
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Helen Rappaport 23h
Fascinating piece. I never could trace that footage by Thompson of Nicholas II held captive at Alexander Palace but great to see that Tsar was aware of work of Mirror photographer George Mewes on Eastern Front.
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Helen Rappaport Jun 16
Replying to @lilfrenchtoast
That’s so sweet of you Leslie. Thanks a lot xx
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Helen Rappaport Jun 16
Replying to @garethrussell1
Thank you so much Gareth for those kind words.
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Gareth Russell Jun 16
My review of two superb new books by Frances Welch and for the centenary of the massacre of the Romanovs
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Helen Rappaport Jun 16
Battle of the dahlias continues. Dog friendly pellets useless, regular daily snail & slug picking patrol also defeated. Gardener suggested surrounding with sheep's wool so scavenged in fields near house. If this does not work I am done with dahlias.
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Helen Rappaport Jun 15
Well the millions of us who watched on catch up all know this is totally brilliant and a well deserved promotion to BBC1 . All down to the fabulous mesmerising .
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Helen Rappaport Jun 15
Oh how dreadful. Utterly heartbreaking.
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Helen Rappaport Jun 14
Replying to @aubrey_leong
She’s definitely wearing her wig here. Photos probably taken at Alexander Pakace or maybe Winter Palace.
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Helen Rappaport Jun 14
She went down with typhoid just before the Tercentenary celebrations in 1913. Her hair was all cut off again after measles , in the summer of 1917
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WaterstonesPicc Jun 14
We have joining us in store on Wednesday 27th June to discuss The Race to Save the Romanovs, and how her work on Russia's Imperial family has overturned the popular narrative of this period of history. Tickets:
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Helen Rappaport Jun 14
Here is direct link to the story on HelenRappaportWriter on FB
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Helen Rappaport Jun 14
A fascinating family connection between priest who offered spiritual comfort to Nicholas II last tsar of Russia 3 days before his death & young revolutionary who carried out the murder of Nicholas's grandfather 37 years previously. See my Facebook page
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Helen Rappaport Jun 14
I’ve just finished the marathon 13 episodes watch and have never seen a more gripping and thought provoking doco. Kudos to the dedicated filmmaker Jean Xavier de Lestrade who followed this story for 15 years & to for the beautiful, haunting music
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Helen Rappaport Jun 13
Replying to @natashamcenroe
There is also a very good two part article on Alexandra's war work including nursing here
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Helen Rappaport Jun 13
Replying to @natashamcenroe
Yes, there is a whole big section on the Romanov sisters nursing at their hospital at Tsarskoe Selo.
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