Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT The Doctor’s Daughter by @VanessaMatthews #bookreview

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Today’s team book review comes from Olga, she blogs at http://olganm.wordpress.com

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Olga chose to read and review The Doctor’s Daughter by Vanessa Matthews

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The Doctor’s Daughter by Vanessa Matthews. A dark tale of a singular time and an empowering friendship.

I am a psychiatrist, and when I read the plot of this book I could not resist. A book set in Vienna about the early times of psychiatry, and a woman, the daughter of a psychiatrist, trying to develop her own ideas and become independent from her father’s overbearing influence. I had to read it.

The book is fascinating and very well-written. I suspect that somebody without my background might enjoy the story more for what it is, and not try and overanalyse it or over diagnose it. Arnold Rosenblit’s theories are suspiciously reminiscent of Sigmund Freud’s. And of course, he also had a daughter, Anna, who dedicated her life…

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