Olivier Defrance's books are extremely well researched and very good written as well.
Definitely one of my favourite authors.
High valued above most of books on royal biographies I have ever read, and this for all his books so far.
: it is a wondeeful book. one of the very best i
: have read in recent times. highly
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: "La fortune de Dora, une petite-fille
: Lťopold II chez les nazis" is an
: incredible interesting recently released
: book (only in French).
: Amazing how author Olivier Defrance wrote
: his book! He consulted so many archives.
: Princess Dora von Sachsen-Coburg u. Gotha
: was the daughter of Prince Philippe of
: Sachsen-Coburg u. Gotha and of Princess
: Louise of Belgium (eldest daughter of King
: Leopold II).
: She married Duke Ernst-GŁnther zu
: Schleswig-Holstein, who was a brother of
: e.g. Empress Augusta Victoria of Germany,
: wife of Emperor Wilhelm II.
: All the previous books of Olivier Defrance
: were so very, very interesting that I looked
: very much forwarded to his latest book and
: again with such a big success.
: The person of Duchess Dora was completely
: forgotten and totally unknown.
: Like the author reflects in the beginning of
: his book as just a thought with an 'if'
: question. 'If' Belgium never had the salic
: law, abolished in 1991, Dora could have been
: 'queen of Belgium' from 1924 until 1967, for
: 43 years.
: The author digged so deeply into history in
: his book and added it historical pictures,
: mostly never been published before.
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