MY DANISH FATHER by Karl Eskelund


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My Chinese Wife's father-in-law tells his story, through his son, and fills in much of the background of the earlier book, making plausible his three wives, his compulsion to leave Denmark, wife and two children. Out to Siam to build up a practice as a dentist, he found favor with the royal family and knew the success that followed their approval. From Bangkok to Shanghai, a succession of romantic affairs, two more wives, and the meeting with his hitherto unknown son -- Niels Eskelund's story is, for all its professional and amatory aspects, modestly told, gently philosophical, quietly amusing. The audience that found My Chinese Wife diverting will want to know more of the Eskelund family and will not be disappointed.

Pub Date: June 19th, 1947
Publisher: Doubleday