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Faberge's Eggs


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Table of Contents

    • Section - i: Romanov family tree
    • Section - ii: Faberge family tree
    • Introduction - iii: Introduction
  • Chapter - 1: `Christ is risen!'
  • Chapter - 2: `A precious as an egg on Christ's own day'
  • Chapter - 3: `A continuation of the long funeral ceremonies'
  • Chapter - 4: `Utterly different in character, habits and outlook'
  • Chapter - 5: `The warm and brilliant shop of Carl Faberge'
  • Chapter - 6: `The ancestor who appeals to me least of all'
  • Chapter - 7: `We shall have to show dirty nappies'
  • Chapter - 8: `A good, religious, simple-minded Russian'
  • Chapter - 9: `The little one will not die'
  • Chapter - 10: `An unparalleled genius'
  • Chapter - 11: `Faberge has just brought your delightful egg'
  • Chapter - 12: `Everything seems sad'
  • Chapter - 13: `Guard it well. It is the last'
  • Chapter - 14: `This is life no more'
  • Chapter - 15: `You will have all of it when I am gone'
  • Chapter - 16: `Determining their fate irrevocably in a few moments'
  • Chapter - 17: `Pick out gold, silver and platinum from the articles of minimal museum value'
  • Chapter - 18: `I know that May was passionately fond of fine jewellery'
  • Chapter - 19: `Department stores - try the department stores'
  • Chapter - 20: `Old civilisations put to the sword'
  • Chapter - 21: `Turn of the century trinkets'
  • Chapter - 22: `When you viewed his Faberge collection, you were doing him a favour'
  • Chapter - 23: `He who dies with the most toys wins'
  • Chapter - 24: `Handle it and then question it; that thing is as right as rain'
  • Chapter - 25: `You can put all your eggs in one basket'
    • Section - iv: Afterword
    • Section - v: Appendix - Full listing of the Imperial eggs
    • Chapter - vi: Glossary
    • Section - vii: Notes
    • Section - viii: Bibliography
    • Index - ix: Index
    • Acknowledgements - x: Acknowledgements

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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