Anna Alexandrovna Vyrubova (1884 – 1964) was a Russian lady-in-waiting and close friend of Tsaritsa Alexandra Fyodorovna, Empress of Russia and wife of the last ruler of the Russian Empire, Nicholas II. Within this fascinating volume, she recounts her unique experiences of life at the Russian court and relationship with the Romanov family during the years leading up to the 1917 revolution. Offering extraordinary insights into the Romanovs and the political and social climate of the time, this volume constitutes a must-read for anyone with an interest in this significant episode of world history. Many vintage book such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with the original text and artwork.