Friday, 8 January 2010

Book news: “Harry & Charles”

At the end of December NRK broadcast the drama series “Harry & Charles”, which dealt with Prince Carl and Princess Maud of Denmark and the events of 1905 which brought them to the throne of Norway as King Haakon VII and Queen Maud.
The series was approximately 10 % facts and 90 % fiction and has been the subject of some debate, with some people thinking it went too far in setting actual persons into an almost entirely fictious intrigue. Particularly the portrayal of the relationship between Prince Carl and his wife’s lady-in-waiting Astrid Carstensen has come under attack.
Next week the book version of the series will be published by Piratforlaget. Harry & Charles - En kjærlighetshistorie by Jonas Cornell is clearly marked “roman” (“novel”) on its cover.

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