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Book review: Dronningen (100 things #5)

There is a new Norwegian book out, about Queen Sonja. Dronningen by Ingar Sletten Kolloen. Already last week, the papers were filled with news from the book (some of which were definitely known before) her two miscarriages, that Mette-Marit served her potential mother-in-law pasta with canned tuna the first time …

Review: Gin O’Clock

If you’re not following The Queen on Twitter, the title of this book will likely mean nothing to you. The fictional Twitter account is usually a funny, running commentary on what the life in the UK is like from the throne, written in the royal “One”. (It usually involves a …

Book review: Our Queen

With Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee in 2012, a lot of books and paraphernalia is sure to be released. Our Queen by Robert Hardman is first out of the gate, and there will likely be masses to follow. What I found while reading, is that this is an incredibly touching …

Book review: George VI

After having watched The King’s Speech at the cinema (like about a gazilion other people), I found myself intrigued by the story of George VI, and wanted to learn more. I picked up George VI by Sarah Bradford at Amazon, and forgot all about it, until I cleaned out my bookshelves. I rather …

Book review: Crown & Country

My latest read is Crown and Country: A History of England through the Monarchy. (Excellent for reading while biking on a spin bike, by the way). The book goes from the time of the Roman times and its unification to current times.  It depicts the different rulers of the country, and …

First royal book

In 1996, I received my first copy of a book that would prove to give ample fruit to the interest in future investigations on the subject. The city was London, with its many bookshops, and in one of those… I received my first copy of Kings and Queens of England and …