Copenhagen Tales by Helen Constantine, Lotte Shankland

By Helen Constantine, Lotte Shankland

Exploring the various moods of the Danish capital.

From the slim twisting streets of the previous city centre to the shady docklands, this wealthy anthology captures the essence of Copenhagen and its many faces. via seventeen stories by means of a few of the best possible of Denmark's writers previous and current, we go back and forth the size and breadth of the Danish capital interpreting well-known points of interest from precise views. A advisor ebook usefully informs a brand new customer to Copenhagen yet those tales let the reader to event town and its heritage from the interior.

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Now everything went spinning round. Everything that had broken loose. ’ ‘Do you mean that, Raul? ’ ‘I’ll just call Suzy . . ’ Raul disappeared into the studio. He was wearing very large trousers. The arse trailed along the floor. 54 n Bjarne Reuter Everything had gone very quiet. At the end of the corridor a so-called person of different ethnic origins was struggling with a trolley stacked with furniture. Apart from that it was remarkably empty. And quiet. Aksel noted the place seemed a bit shabby.

I thought by God for a moment you . . Well, do forgive me. The thing is . . in these times, when excitable thoughts are bound to surface . . ’ And now that he had regained his composure he started to pace back and forth over the carpet, speaking with broad gestures as though rehearsing a public address. ‘As I say—we deeply appreciate the fact we can count you amongst our ranks. In such times as these the country needs every one of its sons who are true to the constitution. For now has come the moment for all truth-loving men to join together, all those who by precious ties—ties of patriotism and the goal of liberty—inextricably belong together.

In that regard he was in good trim. He had driven from Copenhagen to Hirtshals to explain an EU directive with the North Sea breakers as a backdrop. The item had been scrapped in favour of an extended weather forecast. He thought about the phrase wear and tear. Excellent phrase. Television had that effect, the medium wore you out. You had to watch your step. Suddenly word goes out: We don’t bother with him any more. Metal fatigue set in at his age. But metal fatigue was only the next worst thing.

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