Tania: Memories of a Lost World. Tania Alexander. The author's family fled Russia to live with her father on his estate in the Estonian countryside. Loyal to the Tsar, he was killed by peasants during the Russian Revolution and the children were left to the care of relatives. Tania and her brother Peter were left in the care of relative, whilst their mother, Moura, who remained in Russia. Moura took up with a British agent, who then jilted her, and she became the lover of Maxim Gorky and, later in London, of H. G. Wells. The author has fond memories of a summer spent in Sorrento with Gorky. The book ends with accounts of the Alexander's emigration to England, her career in publishing and domestic life.
MD (Bethesda): Adler & Adler, 1988. Hardcover, 168 pages. 1st U.S. edition. Illustrated with photos. Very good condition. Dustjacket in a protective clear jacket cover. 1 copy only.