Prince by Ib Michael

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Hovering on the seductive borderline between realism and fantasy, Prince is an evocative, richly imagined novel about a defining season in the life of a young outcast. In 1912 at a provincial Danish seaside hotel, twelve-year-old Malte, a charity, case from the city, revels in the freedom of summer. A solitary boy, Malte spends his days on the beach, transfixed by the sea. When a coffin containing a young sailor drifts ashore, Malte is soon absorbed in the sailor's tragic love story and dramatic death, and their fates become dangerously intertwined.

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Ib Michael is one of Denmark's foremost writers. The author of more than twenty books, he has traveled throughout the world. "Prince" is his first novel to be published in the United States. He lives in Copenhagen. Barbara J. Haveland (born 1951) translates fiction, poetry and drama from Danish and Norwegian to English. Her lengthy C.V. features works by many leading Danish and Norwegian writers including Peter Hoeg, Ib Michael, Jan Kjaerstad and Linn Ullmann. She has also translated poetry by other Danish poets such as Pia Juul and Nicolaj Stochholm and by the young Bosnian-born writer Alen Meskovi . Recent projects include new translations of three plays by Henrik Ibsen: "The Master Builder, Little Eyolf and A Doll's House." She lives in Denmark.
Published October 1, 1999 by Farrar Straus Giroux. 352 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Telegraph

Mrs Parker Bowles reportedly came out saying “I need a drink”, but Junor suggests the meeting had been “remarkably easy – William was friendly and Camilla was sympathetic”.

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USA Today

When he married Elizabeth in 1947, he renounced his Greek citizenship and Greek church and became British, Anglican and a royal duke.When Philip was a baby, the Greeks got fed up with his family and ran them out of Greece.

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