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Re: Norway’s version of “The Crown” is underway
Sounds fantastic. What a great contribution to the literature.
The books are stand alone volumes, each covering a number of years of the life of both King Haakon and Queen Maud, and quite often relates to important people/events in the history of Norway. The first volume, for instance, covers the years from their birth until their marriage, during which there isn't all that much to write about the two from a biographical perspective, but the author has included a lot of info on their family, the world they are born into and on events in Norway leading up to independence.
The author was commissioned to write a biography of the two, which I believe was originally intended to be two volumes. The amount of information he accessed (including full access to royal archives in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, UK, Germany and Russia) soon made it clear he could write more volumes.
I agree on both counts, Catherine.
Are the eight books one 8-volume biography, or are they stand alone books dealing with different aspect of the the King's life and reign?
I hope there will be a version with English subtitles. I wish the books would be translated into other languages as well -- would love to read them.
The starting point for the series will be the eight books that historian Tor Bomann-Larsen has written about King Haakon and Queen Maud.
Seven of these books have already been published, while the eighth is still in progress.
Nordic Film confirms that all eight books form the basis for the script they are now writing. Tor Bomann-Larsen has spent twenty years writing the biographies of King Haakon.
More here: http://royalcentral.co.uk/europe/norway/norways-version-of-the-crown-is-underway-115577?fbclid=IwAR1MnGVXWctRj8LEO25HgJbrHtDXrlYg289JwiXvYnBViz3FgTua-D5aKv4
* I like to add that those books are truly fabulous and I don't know of any present-day royal author who comes even close to the way Tor Bomann - Larsen researches his books and presents them.! Very impressive and highly recommended to anyone who reads/understands Norwegian
That said I am a tadd sceptical about the way this new series will come across. Afraid it will be 'redesigned' into something popular and 'easy to understand for a broad audience'.