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Faberge's Eggs: The Extraordinary Story of the Masterpieces That Outlived an Empire Hardcover – Unabridged, 21 Mar 2008


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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan; 1st edition (21 Mar 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405053887
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405053884
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 3.2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 740,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'...a hugely enjoyable and informative account of the making and afterlife of the jeweller's art.' -- Sam Leith, Spectator

'A throughly engrossing and meticulous look at the coveted collectables'
-- Bookseller

'An engrossing history of the eggs and the turbulent times in which they were made' -- Antiques Magazine

'Faber recognises that the facts surrounding the eggs are more than a match for any myth.' -- Literary Review

'Faber's is the first book to tell the story of the Faberge eggs against the background of their time...' -- Leicester Mercury

'Superlatively researched . . fascinating'
-- Waterstone's Books Quarterly

'They were the ultimate Easter eggs - extravagant ornamental gifts.' -- Sunday Telegraph

'What a well written tale it is . . . highly readable and well researched' -- Western Daily Press

'[A] fascinating chronicle . . . illustrated with some remarkable photographs.' -- Hull Daily Mail

About the Author

Toby Faber was formerly Managing Director of the publishing house Faber & Faber. He was born in Cambridge in 1965, and now lives in London with his wife and daughter. His last book was Stradivarius, also published by Macmillan.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Philip Harkins VINE VOICE on 13 Mar 2010
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Brilliantly researched book on Faberge, and his various commissions for the Russian Imperial Family, focusing mainly on the Imperial Easter Eggs which were given to the Tsarina as anniversary gifts each year.
The book has a lot of details, however it has a distinct lack of decent pictures: Something to consider if you are after a book with lots of illustrations as well as texts.
A great buy for history fans as well as those researching the Imperial House of Romanov and their extravagances.
Recommended as an addition to a Royal Historical bookshelf!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bill Hawkes on 19 July 2013
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This is an excellent read for anyone who wants the background against which the eggs were made as well as their fall into obscurity and subsequent rise to notoriety! Well worth a read!
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By J. D. Willmott on 11 Nov 2014
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Received quickly and in excellent value
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By Kathryn Price on 11 Aug 2014
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Loved this book. Very interesting
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