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Los Escarpines de Kristina de Noruega

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Beatrice of Swabia in labor pain, stops her horse and before giving birth, buries the baby's socks-and the secrets they contain. The child who comes into the world is the future Alfonso X the Wise. Years later, when Princess Kristina of Norway comes to marry Alfonso, she shall have the socks. How is it possible? what mystery contain them?
Paperback, 368 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Roca (first published August 15th 2010)
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Kristina D'Antonio
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
This is not really a bad book. The problem with it is that there are too many things that should have been resolved, but weren't. All the mistery about the shoes, about Berenguela's true obsession, about the plague, about the letters Berenguela (and then Alfonso X) received... there are not concret answers for all this questions, and i was really expecting for them. Also, the characters wasn't of my like; they seemed interesting at first, but then you can see the weakness and the emptiness of th ...more
Avec
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great, fascinating, scrupulous. The drafting was singular, without covering many background details without losing the context and dialog nonetheless.

Even when this is based in past events, it never loses the chronological order.
The only flaw with this book is the minor starring of the protagonist.

A fascinating book that ill love to read again, and again.
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Marta
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was ok
De este libro me ha gustado las intrigas de la época y la evolución de sus diferentes personajes, que dejan huella en el lector, como esa reina que es incapaz de sentir. Sin embargo, hay asuntos a los que durante la novela se les da mucha importancia y que no quedan del todo concluidos.
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Cristina Sánchez-Andrade (Santiago de Compostela, 1968) es licenciada en Ciencias de la Información y en Derecho y colaboradora de la prensa y crítica literaria.