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Bernadotte, who eventually became the King of Sweden. I’ve read it several times. This used to be one of my favorite books back when I was a teenager, but reading it again after all this time, I can’t for the life of me figure out why.

I’ll definitely be reading this book again. Historically, I find it largely desiee though I’d still like to read a good biography of Bernadotte to see if her picture of him is accurateparticularly in the portrayal of Napoleon, who can easily turn into a caricature of himself if handled wrongly; Selinko makes him entirely believable, as an egotistical tyrant, but also as a human being. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used.


Showing of 74 reviews. Perhaps he actually called her that but Ddsiree found it annoying after a few times.

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I would read my way out of despair, which I’ve been doing ever since. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. It is dedicated to her sister Liselotte, who was murdered sellnko the Nazis.

Gone with the Wind. In his memoirs, dictated while he was in exile on the island of St. And- the funny thing is that I read this intermittently due to other priorities, so I naturally thought I’d for sure lose momentum and interest. It is a lovestory somewhere in thereit is historical and it is incredibly entertaining.

Braving Both Napoleonic France And Teenage Angst With Aplomb

Purchase Iowans very happy with th DVDs. Return to Book Page. I just wrote a long review and it somehow disappeared. Annemarie Selinko was born in Vienna in The spine may show signs of wear. For many it will probably not deserve a five-star rating. On April 4th he signed his declaration of abdication.

This page was last edited on 14 Februaryat Feb 25, Amalie rated it really liked it Shelves: I have read this book many times. Spoilers ahead, but only if you’re not a history buff Desire’s regular-girl-achieving-great-things personality, her love for her husband, the King of Sweden, Bonaparte’s wins and defeats, Josephine’s other side, the Bonaparte family, Desiree’s business and Royal side, the losses, the pain, the trials and triumphs and some of the funniest moments as well Your purchase helps support NPR programming.


This man held my interest throughout the book, and got me learning a lot more. Kirschner Verlag, ; Made into a film, West Germany, She officially changed her name there to Desideria, which she did not use herself. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. As a little girl Desiree received a diary from her beloved father and through it she narrates her story. I thought she was childish and since pretty much every man she interacts with, including her husband, tells her all the time how childish and stupid she is, I guess it can’t be jus This used to be one of my favorite books back when I was annemari teenager, but reading it again after all this time, I can’t for the life of me figure out why.

Maybe this book is not a literary masterpiece, but its pages have become like old friends over time. Read more Read less.

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