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Per Olov Enquist
Birth date: September 23, 1934
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Dem rated it 2 years ago
4.5 Stars.I love books that bring history to life and what an utterly fascinating and compelling read based on historical fact The Royal Phsician's Visit was. It tells the story of King Christian VII of Denmark, his young Queen Caroline Mathilda of England and his Physician Johann Friedrich Struens...
buchflimmern rated it 4 years ago
Ich brauchte ein wenig, um in die Geschichte reinzukommen (obwohl mir die Ereignisse bekannt waren), aber dann habe ich das Buch ziemlich weggesaugt. Sprachlich einmalig. Großes Drama, große europäische Geschichte, und glücklicherweise gänzlich ohne dramatischen Kitsch. Die Struenseezeit wird in ihr...
Paperback Castles
Paperback Castles rated it 6 years ago
This is historical fiction at its best; with both feet placed on the solid ground of facts, Enquist has succeeded in writing a very thrilling and yet historically correct novel. I have always been very fascinated with the grim tale of the English Princess, the German doctor and the Danish King, and ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
Full-time: this is very much the News of the World/Sunday Sport way of recounting history; it could have been thumped together by a conglomerate of Hugh Hefner/a road drill/Samuel Beckett and David Bowker. How I wish this period could be given the Antonia Fraser touch.Anyway, I finished and went on ...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it 8 years ago
NO SPOILERSOn completion: WOW - what a way to learn history! This reads like a horror story or a political crime novel. But NO!, this is history. I applaud Per Olov Enquist's talents. He presents all the facts, all the events of the "Danish Struensee Era", and yet not once do you feel you are readin...
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