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In  this  memoir,  Meriel  Buchanan  (1886  -  1959)  links  the  history  of  Russia  to 

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powerful,  lingering  memories  of  her  years  living  there.  She  was  the  daughter  of 

the  man  who  turned  out  to  be  the  last  British  ambassador  to  Imperial  Russia.  As  a 

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young  adult,  in  her  role  as  the  ambassador’s  daughter,  she  had  regular  access  to 

the  court  of  Tsar  Nicholas  II  of  Russia,  providing  her  with  unusual  experiences 

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and  impressions.  She  describes  first  hand  the  sights,  sounds,  and  some  of  the 

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activities  she  remembers  from  this  elevated  and  sheltered  vantage  point.  The 

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family  left  Russia  in  1918,  and  the  author’s  memories  are  filled  with  nostalgia  and 

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longing  for  the  Russia  she  experienced. 

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