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The Queen's Physician

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  16 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Story about the Queen of Denmark.
406 pages
Published 1946
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Erin
Feb 05, 2014 Erin rated it really liked it
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Norah Lofts' The Lost Queen sparked my interest in Caroline Matilda, Queen consort of Christian VII, but the book itself was only mildly satisfying. A pleasant read, it left me wanting something more dynamic, something I could really sink my teeth into which is how I stumbled upon Edgar Maass' The Queen's Physician.

Centered on Johann and his political aspirations, Maass' work is decidedly heavy reading, but I personally thin
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Emily Brown
Apr 06, 2012 Emily Brown rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science, history
excellent historical fiction about denmark during the 18th century. as usual, something is rotten in the state of denmark, and it involves the royalty. i'm not sure how much of this is true, but it was shelved in the history of science collection (where no other fiction is shelved), so i assume it's at least based on fact. this book reads more like a novel than nonfiction, and is incredibly absorbing. if you like those outlander books, you'll love this one. i skipped over some of the book near ...more
Kentie1964
May 17, 2008 Kentie1964 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book at a Goodwill for the hokey cover. It ended up being one of my favorite reads. It is a translation, made form the same couple who translated Hesse's Glass Bead Game. Wonderful!
Cheryl
Jan 23, 2016 Cheryl rated it liked it
Somewhat interesting, fiction based on historical figures in the Danish court in the 18th century. I had a hard time getting through the last half of this book, it became rather tedious at times.
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