It is the summer of 1940. As Germany goes from victory to victory on every front, the Norwegians feel humbled enough to plead for an agreement of cooperation. For a few months, all ideals seem about to crumble. The government prepares to resign, the constitutional laws are to be ripped to pieces, the National Day on the 17th of May is to be exchanged for the 15th July and the King of Norway for the head of Oslo Council. Good Norwegians hope that, with Hitler’s help, Prince Harald will be brought to Norway.
The sixth volume of Bomann-Larsen’s monumental royal biography shines a light on the darkest chapter in Norway’s modern history.
‘A royal biography so magnificent and unlike anything anyone has written before... Bomann-Larsen writes like a historian with a rich store of sources, but he is also able to express himself as a poet… What is certain is that Bomann-Larsen has produced brilliant work which both investigates and promotes. His theme suggests he wants to reach a wide audience.’
‘No one portrays the monarchy’s final days of glory better than Tor Bomann-Larsen. With a great eye for narrative detail and equipped with unique source material, he has poured glitter and gold throughout several volumes. And always with subtle yet biting sarcasm.’
‘Rarely do we meet a storyteller with such fervour and temper. Tor Bomann-Larsen is a pleasure to read... This is no hesitant author indulging in understatements, Tor Bomann-Larsen hammers his points home.’
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