Some weeks ago I was asked by a publisher, whether I would like to write a book review about a new old book that has just been published. No problem I thought, but somehow in the past weeks I had too much books around me to read, too little time and somehow I didn’t manage […]
Vorsten Magazine this year decided not to publish a royal diary for the year 2015. Luckily BacktoBasiX BV Publishing thought otherwise. They worked together with royalty watcher Sophie Ragas, who is the moderator of the Dutch royalty forum All Things Royal and the result is wonderful. If you really have a lot of appointments the […]
When there is one book you should read at the moment it is “The Assassionation of the Archduke. Sarajevo 1914 and the Murder that Changed the World” by Greg King and Sue Woolmans. On 28 June it is 100 years ago that Gavrilo Princip assassinated the Austrian Crown Prince, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and his wife […]
To inspire each other and the new King, the National Investiture Committee asked everyone, young and old, to share their dreams for the future of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. From over 6,500 entries, a jury of 16 Dutch celebrities has selected around 300 of the most original, inspiring and appealing dreams for publication in […]
Lots of magazines have been published in the past week with specials about the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. Of course the “roddelbladen” (gossip magazines) all had reports. The best ones were Weekend and Privé. The Libelle had quite a nice special that even included a photo […]
Spent the past days trying to do something about my messy royal bookshelves. Not sure though how long it will take before new books want to take their place.
The Luxembourg publishing House Éditions Saint-Paul will soon come with a book about the wedding of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg. The book is written by French writer and royalty expert Stéphane Bern and will be published in French and in German. 112 Pages about the bride and groom, […]