Sunday, February 26, 2012

Året I Billeder // 2011

For many years, the Danish publisher Lindhart og Ringhof published an annual royal year book that covered the duties and events that comprised the roles of the Danish royal family.  The publisher has ceased releasing the yearbooks, and now publishes Året I Billeder (The Year in Photos), which is in my view a real disappointment.

Judging the by the cover photo of Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark and their family following the baptism of the twins Vincent and Josephine, one would think the book celebrated a year in the life of the Danish Royal Family.  This is not the case, however.

This is a photographic year book of events that took place in 2011 in Denmark and abroad.  Yes, there is a bit of royal coverage including the weddings of Prince William and Kate Middleton and Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock. There are also photos of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik, but the riyals are not the focus.   The Arab spring, hunger in Africa, death of Qaddafi and Elizabeth Taylor are also featured in this volume

I think the publisher has done a disservice by eliminating the royal yearbooks.   This is a nice book, but it is not a royal yearbook.
The author  of the book is Kurt Stjernholm Riisberg.  The price is 99.95 DK.

A good source for Danish books is Gad.  Here is a link to their website:

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