The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar

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Pub. Date:
2003
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Robert Alexander brings to life the Romanovs' kitchen boy Leonka, whom the Bolsheviks mysteriously spared and who in turn vanished into the bloody tides of the Russian Revolution. But what did the young boy see in those final days of the Imperial Family? Would he know the truth of the secret letters smuggled to the Tsar? Where thirty-eight pounds of tsarist jewels are to be found? Why two bodies of the Romanov children are missing from the secret grave that was finally discovered in 1991?
Robert Alexander re-creates not only the last days of the Romanovs during their imprisonment in the House of Special Purpose, but also their gruesome end. Through the eyes of their kitchen boy, we see Nicholas and Alexandra's humble faith, their intense love for one another, and their five devoted children. We also see how bravely they suffered. In this heart-breaking tale readers will be absorbed by the tragic story of a family so much different and yet so similar to any other.
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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.
"Ingenious...Keeps readers guessing through the final pages." —USA Today
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