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The Pretender

Mary Morrissy

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The story of the mysterious young woman who deceived the world into thinking she was Anastasia, the last surviving daughter of the Tsar Nicholas 11, and was shown after her death to be an imposter. The Pretender is a fictional biography of a nobody ,MoreThe story of the mysterious young woman who deceived the world into thinking she was Anastasia, the last surviving daughter of the Tsar Nicholas 11, and was shown after her death to be an imposter. The Pretender is a fictional biography of a nobody , a Polish factory worker who convinced the world that she was a grand duchess, the last of a doomed royal dynasty.“The Pretender is a most sympathetic and careful reconstruction of an extraordinary story. . . . close, sensitive and tender.” - Penelope Fitzgerald“An unputdownable psychological mystery. . . richly poetic. . .the tragic climax is breathtaking.” – Sunday Telegraph“A highly intelligent, relentless, even austere performance, The Pretender somehow never loses sight of the insanity, desperate humour and humanity of an individual intent on escaping herself.” - Eileen Battersby: Irish Times