."... This is one of the most important books I have ever read..." A Canadian Reader
"I felt the book made history more personal and accessible." An English Reader
"It presents the war in a completely different and human way that very few books have had the ability to do. Be prepared to feel old beliefs being challenged and a new understanding to come to light. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the history of WWI, the royal houses of Europe, history fans, and anyone interested in gaining another perspective of the way this event has been traditionally taught." A Reader in California
"Christina Croft took me straight to Franz Ferdinand's inner being and his brilliant, yet flawed, mind. She is historically correct and makes the controversial beginnings of WWI so clear...She literally goes inside the minds of those in power at that time..." An American Reader
"Elegantly written with care in depicting each character true to his/ her likeness, Christina Croft has taken a slice of the past and brought it back to life. Most Beautiful Princess will become an all-time favourite for historical fiction and non-fiction lovers alike." The Examiner
"... A thoroughly good read about a vanished way of life and a remarkable woman. A must-read for those addicted to Russian history, it will also appeal to devotees of historical and royal biography. I recommend it." Mary S. Lovell, Author of Straight On Till Morning, The Mitford Girls (titled The Sisters in the USA) , and Bess Of Hardwick.
At Hilliard & Croft we aim to recreate the elegance of the past by bringing history and imagination alive in story form. Through biographies, novels, poetry and videos we hope to recapture the essence of fascinating people and events of days gone by, and present them in a way that is accurate, interesting and beautiful.
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