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Anna Belfrage

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Anna was raised abroad, on a pungent mix of Latin American culture, English history and Swedish traditions. As a result she's multilingual and most of her reading is historical- both non-fiction and fiction. Possessed of a lively imagination, she has drawers full of potential stories, all of them set in the past. She was always going to be a writer - or a historian, preferably both. Ideally, Anna aspired to becoming a pioneer time traveller, but science has as yet not advanced to the point of making that possible. Instead she ended up with a degree in Business and Finance, with very little time to spare for her most favourite pursuit. Still, one does as one must, and in between juggling a challenging career Anna raised her four children on ...more

Admit it. You’ve all experienced that mind-numbing exercise of having to read a certain book. “It’s a classic, a pillar of our literary canon,” gushed the teacher while shoving one of August Strindberg’s works in our hands. (Swedish literary canon, obviously.) Or you were handed a dog-eared copy of 1984 and told this, this was manna for the soul. (I much preferred Animal Farm. “All animals are...

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Once, a Moorish ruler, the Khalifa Abd al-Rahman III, decided to build a brand-new city to shout to the world just how glorious and successful he was. These days, nothing but ruins remains of Madinat al-Zarah, which does not hinder Ms Fallon from pre ...more
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Once, a Moorish ruler, the Khalifa Abd al-Rahman III, decided to build a brand-new city to shout to the world just how glorious and successful he was. These days, nothing but ruins remains of Madinat al-Zarah, which does not hinder Ms Fallon from pre ...more
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Yet again, Ms Fallon transports us to Al-Andaluz, the Muslim caliphate that controlled most of southern Spain back in the tenth century. Yet again, Ms Fallon delivers a well-researched read, providing interesting insight into the customs of this dist ...more
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It's not easy to be Calumny Spinks. His mother is a "Frenchy slugabed" - which effectively translates as a terminally ill woman of Huguenot descent - his father seems to have made it his mission in life to thwart his son's ambitions to better himself ...more
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Finn’s Fate is a story constructed like one of the old Norse sagas – intrepid heroes, a series of adventures, and, ultimately, a price to pay. It starts in the far, far north, where calamity strikes a small family one very cold winter night, leaving ...more
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“It’s not that I’m particularly worried about growing old. Nor am I all that bothered about wrinkles, grey hair and all that. BUT. Major but. I don’t like the idea of dying – not when i have so much left to do! That, people, is the rather unwelcome realisation that strikes me now and then, namely that the number of years ahead of me are fewer than the ones behind me, and while I have ticked off a lot of items on that mental list of mine, there are so many things left. Like riding through Paris in a sports car with the warm wind in my hair, to mention one.”
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“Alex had smiled at her daughter, at her obvious pride in that her man should care enough to tell her no, at her equally apparent irritation that he should presume to do so.”
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“When sitting in an armchair isn't enough… I write. What I mean is that when it no longer suffices to sit and dream about travelling to other times, other places, I write about them instead. A most economical and safe form of time travel.”
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