Summary

Loosely inspired by a true story, this tender portrait of marriage asks: what do you do when the person you love has to change?
It starts with a question, a simple favour asked by a wife of her husband while both are painting in their studio, setting off a transformation neither can anticipate.
Uniting fact and fiction into an original romantic vision, The Danish Girl eloquently portrays the unique intimacy that defines every marriage and the remarkable story of Lili Elbe, a pioneer in transgender history, and the woman torn between loyalty to her marriage and her own ambitions and desires.
The Danish Girl is an evocative and deeply moving novel about one of the most passionate and unusual love stories of the 20th century. Now a major motion picture starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, directed by Tom Hooper.
Read by Joe Jameson.
©2000 David Ebershoff (P)2015 Orion Publishing Group
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5 out of 5 stars
By Richard Kindred on 26-03-16

Very enjoyable but long

Very enjoyable but long. Beautifully written and the narrator has a lovely voice which suits the story.

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4 out of 5 stars
By joanjava on 25-01-16

Story had holding power.

Piqued my curiosity about the real Lilli Elbe. I would recommend a little distance between Wikipedia and this story. Enjoy as it is written; it's a departure from biography.

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4 out of 5 stars
By sheila on 26-01-16

The mark of a good story

I am not sure I really liked this. But they say that the mark of a good book is when you think about it after reading, and I am now about to look further into this.....so?

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