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The Colt From the Dark Forest by Anna Belle Loken

Posted by Sherry on 4/17/2017 in 1959, Children's Fiction, General, Norway |

Horse books are not quite as popular these days as they were when I was a child growing up in West Texas. I certainly knew a lot of girls when I was in junior high school who were obsessed with horses and horse stories. They were all planning to become veterinarians or to raise horses […]

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Christmas in Norway, c.1330

“It was the custom for all priests at Christ Church to give supper to the poor. But Kristin had heard that fewer beggars came to Gunnulf Nikulausson than to any of the other priests, and yet–or perhaps this was the very reason–he seated them on the benches next to him in the main hall and […]

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1920: Books and Literature

Posted by Sherry on 10/4/2011 in 1920, 20th Century History Project, Adult Fiction, General, Norway |

Hercule Poirot appears for the first time in 1920 in the Agatha Christie novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. He is a Belgian retired police detective and genius, living in England as a refugee from the recent war. Captain Hastings describes Poirot in chapter two of The Mysterious Affair at Styles: “He was hardly more […]

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Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset

Posted by Sherry on 10/16/2006 in 1928, 20th Century History Project, Around the World, General, History, Norway |

With the ‘domestic epic’, a sweeping drama set against a carefully studied social background, she broke a new ground. Undset turned away from the sentimental style of national romanticism and wanted to re-create the realism of the Icelandic sagas and write so vividly, that “everything that seem(s) romantic from here – murder, violence, etc becomes […]

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