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 they met, (the book specifies… Continue reading Book review: Dronningen (100 things #5)

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 large consumption of gin, hence… Continue reading Review: Gin O’Clock

Book review: Historic Atlas of dynasties and royal houses

Can someone tell me why the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are gracing the cover of The Historical Atlas of Dynasties and Royal Houses? Apart from the publisher believing that it might sell a few extra copies, that is? Despite my initial misgivings of seeing someone who’re a year older than me featured on a… Continue reading Book review: Historic Atlas of dynasties and royal houses

Book review: Sophia of Hanover

Sophia of Hanover: From Winter Princess to Heiress of Great Britain, 1630-1714 by J.N. Duggan This is the story of Sophia, Electress of Hanover. Honestly, I have been rather curious about her for a while. Looking into genealogy and the line of the British succession, her name seems to crop up quite a bit.  Finding this… Continue reading Book review: Sophia of Hanover