Elisabeth in Bavaria

“Sisi” novels to be adapted to TV-series

Allison Pataki’s “Sisi” novels, based on the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, are set to be adapted into a TV-series by Amy Jenkins, who is also a writer for Netflix’s The Crown. Allison Pataki has written two novels  called “The Accidental Empress” (which I reviewed in 2015) and “Sisi: Empress on Her Own.” The [read more]

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Empress Elisabeth’s Tattoo

Empress Elisabeth of Austria, perhaps better known as Sisi, has gone down in history as a formidable but complicated woman. One would perhaps be surprised to learn that the Empress had a tattoo of an anchor on her shoulder done in 1888 to represent her love undying love for the sea. Elisabeth abhorred the court in [read more]