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Carolly Erickson (born 1943) is an author of historical fiction and non-fiction. She lives in Hawaii. She is a historian and the author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette, The First Elizabeth, Great Catherine, Alexandra and many other prize-winning works of fiction and nonfiction. She earned her doctorate in history from Columbia University. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Last Wife of Henry VIII 678 copies, 29 reviews
The First Elizabeth 659 copies, 8 reviews
Alexandra: The Last Tsarina 367 copies, 5 reviews
The Tsarina's Daughter 329 copies, 17 reviews
Josephine: A Life of the Empress 247 copies, 9 reviews
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Carolly Erickson is a distinguished biographer and historian as well as an historical novelist. She writes primarily about famous women in European history. "I have found the past compelling since the age of fourteen or so," she once remarked. Even before she began her undergraduate work in history at the University of Washington, she had "a feeling I might some day write history for the general reader." To support herself, she has played the piano in cocktail lounges in New York City. She currently spends part of her year in Hawaii and part in the Lake Chelan Valley in Washington State.
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