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Freddy and Fredericka

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    This book is funny, witty and pure pleasure to read. I would re

    This book is funny, witty and pure pleasure to read. I would recommend this book to those who have a sense of humor and know English history to fully appreciate the references.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2009

    How to fix America

    In a highly original type of novel, Mark Helprin highlights the foibles of British royalty, the media, and the American political system. Like all of his works, he weaves history and fiction into a fabric where one can scarcely distinguish between the two. His characterization of the Presidential election in the US is particularly prescient.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2006

    Smart and funny

    The Prince of Wales (Freddy) and his wife (Fredericka) are an embarrassment to the British Crown. In disgrace they are sent to the United States where, following an old and forgotten British law they must conquer the colonies. But they must survive incognito without any of the trappings of monarchy nor access to any of the benefits. Parachuted in New Jersey, stripped of the usual entourage and finances the couple makes their way across the United States. Their assumptions, their habits, their very way of thinking is put into question as is their taking for granted their hereditary 'right'to rule. Freddy and Fredericka fondly mocks monarchy while proving its' value in today's world. Lyrical and funny, touching and sad, it is an allegory of redemption and of possibilities to explore.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2005

    A fun read

    This was a great book to read while on vacation. Funny, yet meaningful. I really enjoyed it. No heavy thinking, but cause for reflection on the meaning and purpose of life. It's a reminder about prioroties. Laughing out loud while reading a book makes others think you've lost it, but it's hard to not laugh when something touches you the way this book will. Enjoy it! I did.

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