TATIANA ROMANOV: HER HANDWRITING
By the time I started working on Grand Duchess Tatiana’s letters and diaries, I had already completed numerous translations of the personal writings of other members of the Romanov family, and as a result was already familiar with their manner of expression, the idioms they used, and so on. Tatiana’s handwriting, however, was completely unique and certainly the most difficult to decipher out of all the Romanov family members. Her writing is sharp and graphic, with angular up and down diagonal strokes that evoke gables – very unusual for Russian penmanship.
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