Thursday, 27 August 2009

Book news: Susanna Popova on Swedish royal wedding

It was reported in the Swedish media a while ago that the journalist Susanna Popova has been given the commission to write the official book on the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling. It is said that the book will cover the engagement, the preparations for the wedding and of course the wedding festivities. It is expected to be published as soon as possible after the wedding on 19 June 2010.
Popova is educated a psychologist but has worked as a journalist for nearly thirty years. She has written five books, of which I have only read Överklass – En bok om klass och identitet, which was first published in 2007 and deals with the Swedish upper class. I found the book interesting although I felt that she could have done something more out of it than letting the interviews with members of the upper class speak for themselves. Nevertheless I find Popova a more interesting choice for the wedding book than some fawning journalist like Herman Lindqvist.

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