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Her_Majesty 10-08-2009 12:12 PM

”Victoria – Drottning med tiden” by Herman Lindqvist (2009)
 
In November the book ”Victoria – Drottning med tiden”(Victoria- Queen of the time) will be released.

Author Herman Lindqvist takes the reader on a journey through Crown Princess Victoria's life, her struggle for love, their secret meetings and Daniel westling's illness and about to start a family.

You can read more about this here:
Victoria berättar om kärleken till Daniel, föräldrarnas oro, sjukdomen och barn | Svensk Damtidning
Translated:
Google bersetzer

LadyFinn 10-09-2009 01:19 PM

Examiner - New Crown Princess Victoria book to be released

grace marie 10-09-2009 05:03 PM

I would like to read that book, but it's rather not to buy in polish bookshops in polish language, I suppose. I am looking forward to weddings both swedish princesses. Great event.

I've just create new social group: if you like Victoria, join us:)

principessa 10-10-2009 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by LadyFinn (Post 1002182)

How reliable is the author of the book?

I just read the following article:

Google bersetzer

and I don't know if this article is true. Can someone help me?

Her_Majesty 10-10-2009 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by principessa (Post 1002606)
How reliable is the author of the book?

The book and the author are reliable.

You can also read something about the book and the author in this blog entry:
Blog Entry: Victoria- Queen of the time

MelinaB. 10-10-2009 11:53 AM

Oh,I was looking forward to reading a book about Victoria.I'm so glad it's coming out before her wedding!The author seems close to the SRF,he was Victoria's history teacher after all.I hope he's as close to the truth as possible!

SusanneSNS 10-10-2009 02:12 PM

Wll the book be available in English language, too?
 
Does someone know if the book will be released in English, too?
It would be great to read the whole story in Victorias words and to learn about the truth. Not only to read the rumours we always get in our German magazines.

MelinaB. 10-10-2009 02:48 PM

:previous: I took it for granted :cool: Don't tell me it won't be translated!!
It will be such a pity if the book is finally published in Sweden only.

dazzling 10-14-2009 05:07 AM

HelloMagazine.com has an article about the book & a brief summary what it talks about.

MelinaB. 10-14-2009 04:57 PM

Thank you for the article,Dazzling!I'm a bit disappointed that the book focuses mainly on her relationship with Daniel-I didn't notice this before-I thought there would be more than that.But I'm still eager to read it.

haga 04-26-2010 01:14 PM

In case anybody is interested. Now I realize it is in Swedish but I am currently reading as much of it as I can for translation so if anyone would like an English copy you just let me know.
http://www.adlibris.com/bookbrowser/...4240722&shop=1

Carronnette 05-20-2010 06:54 AM

Victoria's book
 
I don't know if the proposition is still OK but I would be very interested by some English translations about the content of the book from Lundqvist
Thanks!

Adamari 05-20-2010 02:05 PM

Does anyone know of any shops or bookstores in Manhattan that sell Swedish royal books like this one? I'm heading to NYC next week.

CrownPrincess5 06-09-2010 05:06 PM

Has the book been printed in English yet?

LadyFinn 06-10-2010 01:01 AM

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Originally Posted by CrownPrincess5 (Post 1091329)
Has the book been printed in English yet?

It seems that it has just been published:
Herman Lindqvist: Victoria Future Queen of Sweden
Bonnier Fakta

CrownPrincess5 06-10-2010 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by LadyFinn (Post 1091449)
It seems that it has just been published:
Herman Lindqvist: Victoria Future Queen of Sweden
Bonnier Fakta

Thanks Ladyfinn! I'm gonna have to order that:flowers:.

Esmerelda 10-02-2010 04:51 PM

Interview with Herman Lindqvist about the book.
"Victoria har frltit sina frldrar" - Cecilia Hagen - Expressen.se
I'd like to read it in English-has anyone ordered it and is it worth it?

Eve2Eden 10-02-2010 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Esmerelda (Post 1143302)
Interview with Herman Lindqvist about the book.
"Victoria har frltit sina frldrar" - Cecilia Hagen - Expressen.se
I'd like to read it in English-has anyone ordered it and is it worth it?

I did. Overall, I was a bit disappointed- it was shorter than I expected, had rather simplistic text (but maybe that had to do with the translation?), and didn't go into any of the topics in any significant detail, IMO. (For instance, pretty much everything Victoria said about Daniel was covered in articles published when the book came out.)

However, I am a relatively new follower of Victoria and the SRF so most of what I read was new to me (I sometimes got the impression it would mostly be "old news" for more knowledgeable people). And there definitely WAS some interesting information- nice quotes, funny anecdotes, etc.

Hmm, I'm not sure how much I've actually helped ("I was disappointed, but it was good..."). Sorry! :sad: I guess it depends on what your expectations are and what information you are hoping to get from the book. If it's something specific you (or anyone on the board) is looking for, I could just post some relevant excerpts.

4Pam 10-02-2010 08:52 PM

Great cover.

Esmerelda 10-03-2010 03:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Eve2Eden (Post 1143346)
If it's something specific you (or anyone on the board) is looking for, I could just post some relevant excerpts.

Hi thanks for your reply. I'm particularly interested in Victoria's childhood since we know a lot about her public life as an adult. For instance, I liked the anecdote about her preferring that her nanny rather than the King accompanying her to school picnics because there would be a great fuss. It would be great if you could summarise some interesting parts if you have time. Thanks :smile:

Eve2Eden 10-03-2010 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Esmerelda (Post 1143393)
I liked the anecdote about her preferring that her nanny rather than the King accompanying her to school picnics because there would be a great fuss. It would be great if you could summarise some interesting parts if you have time. Thanks :smile:

Victoria talks a fair bit in the book about one nanny in particular, who was called Nenne. Nenne also took care of the King and his sisters when they were little, and was in her 60s when Victoria was born, so Victoria looked at her as a grandmother.

Victoria was very attached to her pacifiers (or dummies, as the book translates it) when she was little and stubborn about giving them up. One day while on a boat she asked if fish had pacifiers, and I guess the King and Queen decided to take advantage of the situation:

'No, they answered. We feel sorry for the fish. Cant you give them your dummies?


Of course,' I said, and threw all my dummies into the sea- just to make the fish happy.


I soon regretted what I had done. It was a disaster at bedtime. I was very unhappy and so angry with my parents that I refused to sleep where my mother and father slept. I demanded to go to Nenne. She was the only person who was kind to me.

So the King had to carry a hysterical Victoria, in the middle of the night, all the way to the other side of the palace where Nenne had her own apartment. Ironically, Victoria later colluded with the nanny (not sure if was the same one) to trick Madeleine into giving up her pacifiers, which Madeleine never knew (though I guess the cat is out of the bag now :lol:) and which Victoria says she still has a bad conscience over.

mattep74 10-03-2010 06:57 AM

I read it this summer when my mum borrowed it at the library, well reading was saying to much, the book is mostly pictures anyway:) I liked the picture where she opens the castlegate, you can see how big her muscles are.

Esmerelda 10-03-2010 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Eve2Eden (Post 1143433)
Victoria was very attached to her pacifiers (or dummies, as the book translates it) when she was little and stubborn about giving them up. One day while on a boat she asked if fish had pacifiers, and I guess the King and Queen decided to take advantage of the situation:

'No, they answered. We feel sorry for the fish. Cant you give them your dummies?


Of course,' I said, and threw all my dummies into the sea- just to make the fish happy.


I soon regretted what I had done. It was a disaster at bedtime. I was very unhappy and so angry with my parents that I refused to sleep where my mother and father slept. I demanded to go to Nenne. She was the only person who was kind to me.

That's hilarious! Thank you. She was very generous in giving her pacifiers to the fish!

harlowinct 10-03-2010 04:11 PM

I would really like to purchase the English version of this book but I have not been able to find a way to get it! Does anyone know of where a US citizen can get it? Thanx so much!

Esmerelda 10-03-2010 04:35 PM

https://bookshop.si.se/shop/shop/sho...5%2D1&itemID=5

Esmerelda 11-17-2010 07:59 PM

A couple more articles:
Victoria: "De var oroliga fr mig och Daniel" - Nyheter - Senaste nytt | Expressen - Nyheter Sport Ekonomi Nje
Ls utdrag ur "Victoria - drottning med tiden" - Nyheter - Senaste nytt | Expressen - Nyheter Sport Ekonomi Nje

Esmerelda 12-29-2010 01:59 AM

SAKPROSA | Herman Lindqvist: Victoria, drottning med tiden
Here's another article. Did Princess Birgitta really say publically that Daniel wasn't good enough for her and that Victoria couldn't afford to put love first (or something along those lines)?

Iva 12-29-2010 06:04 AM

:previous: I honestly wouldn't be surprised if she said something along those lines.:whistling:

Esmerelda 12-29-2010 06:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iva (Post 1182098)
:previous: I honestly wouldn't be surprised if she said something along those lines.:whistling:

But in public? I'm just surprised as I haven't read anything about it.

Eve2Eden 12-29-2010 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Esmerelda (Post 1182049)
SAKPROSA | Herman Lindqvist: Victoria, drottning med tiden
Here's another article. Did Princess Birgitta really say publically that Daniel wasn't good enough for her and that Victoria couldn't afford to put love first (or something along those lines)?

The book quotes an interview Birgitta apparently gave to a German newspaper (no name or date given), in which she said "Victoria is going to be Queen. It is not possible for her to indulge in her great love." The book doesn't mention her saying anything about Daniel specifically- it would be interesting to read the whole original interview.

The book also describes a radio interview Birgitta gave in 2009, talking about a man she met at the 1960 Rome Olympics, who was "the great love of her life"- but she married Prince Johan Georg anyway, because he was more "suitable." So perhaps there is a bit of "sour grapes" coloring her perspective on this issue...

Alison20 12-29-2010 09:31 AM

Eve2Eden - if the book has been translated into British English then they would use the word 'dummy' rather than 'pacifier'. 'Dummy' is definitely the standard word here! :-)

Eve2Eden 12-29-2010 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Alison20 (Post 1182156)
Eve2Eden - if the book has been translated into British English then they would use the word 'dummy' rather than 'pacifier'. 'Dummy' is definitely the standard word here! :-)

I thought "pacifier" was standard here (the US), but every child I meet seems to have a different name for it. It's getting hard to keep track! ; )

I'm not sure exactly what kind of English the translator was going for, to be honest- while reading the book, I sometimes wondered if it had been done with Google... :lol:

LadyFinn 10-19-2013 05:24 AM

Some pages from the book
http://issuu.com/provlas/docs/9789174240726
ISSUU - 9789174330328 by Smakprov Media AB

LadyFinn 12-30-2013 12:18 PM

I read the book again now on Christmas. Victoria tells at the book that the fairytales she loved most as a child were the stories about queen Silvia's ape Micki. And Victoria has told them again to Daniel's nieces, and they love them too.


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