Haakon & Maud II (Innbundet)

The People

Series: Haakon og Maud 2


Tor Bomann-Larsen

Norwegian title: Folket
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2004
Pages: 564
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
Serienummer: 2
ISBN/EAN: 9788202225261
Overview Folket

The second independent volume of this biography deals with the dramatic highpoint in the story of Norway's first royals - Prince Carl, son King Fredrik VIII of Denmark, and Princess Maud, daughter of King Edward VII and granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

The volume starts with the newly weds leaving England and moving into the flat that Maud's mother-in-law, Queen Louise, has prepared for them in Copenhagen. It finishes, nine years later, with them moving into an uninhabited palace in a kingdom where they have neither family nor friends. But the population welcomes them with open arms and celebrations. The reader is drawn into a story where illness, loss and longing and family conflicts are played out against a backdrop of civil unrest and power politics, where the father of a young family is suddenly offered the role of saviour to a nation on the brink of war. For the first time, the story of 1905 – the year that the Kingdom of Norway became an independent nation - is told from the perspective of the young royals.

We learn why Norway chose Prince Carl and Princess Maud, but also why they chose Norway - for themselves and for their only child.

If Bomann-Larsen manages to fulfil the promise of the first volume, this will be a biography of international standing.


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Author Tor Bomann-Larsen
Tor Bomann-Larsen (1951–) is one of Norway’s leading biographers. He writes with a rare elegance and with great scope and insight. He has published a number of books in different genres. In 2004 he received the prestigious Brage Prize for Non-Fiction for his book The People (Folket). He is currently working on his biography cycle about the Norwegian Royal Family.

Rights to his books have been sold to Germany, Russia and The UK.

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