8.23.2007

Book Review: Sex With the Queen



Sex With the Queen by Eleanor Herman

This is the companion volume to Sex with Kings by the same author, though I chose to read this one first.

This non-fiction details the adultery, lovers, trials and tribulations of a thousand years' worth of queens - some are names you know and recognize (Marie Antoinette, Catherine the Great) and some I've never heard of or knew little about (Sophia Dorothea, Maria Luisa), so it was an all-compassing, and engrossing, read.

I was a bit off-put by the chapter on Princess Diana (it was harshly written, and terribly condemning, whereas the other chapters were more sympathetic to the royal women0, but overall found this an interesting read on a topic you just don't see much in a non-fiction library collection!

Interesting!

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