At a discont stall for a mere € 5.00 I might be tempted to buy myself a late christmas present.
: I have not yet read Frederick the Great, but I
: have read Miss Mitford's The Sun King, and
: all of her fiction, essays and published
: letters. I think she is a wonderfully witty
: and evocative writer, which comes across in
: her non-fiction. This resulted in criticism
: of her biographies, with accusations that
: she lacked the academic skills to take on
: such important subjects. So if you are
: after a scholarly tome on Frederick the
: Great, this book will probably not be for
: you. But if you want an enjoyable,
: informative trip to Prussia during the reign
: on Frederick the Great, this book could be
: just perfect.