For more than half a century KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has presented Delft Blue miniature houses to its Business Class passengers. These iconic replicas of real historic Dutch houses are known the world over. Little Kingdom by the Sea explores the lives of the inhabitants, past and present, of these houses. Many of them were colourful adventurers who left a profound mark on Dutch history. Extensive research, including interviews with architectural historians and current residents in Amsterdam and Leiden, has yielded a surprising, and very entertaining collection of unique anecdotes and ´juicy stories,’ including one of particular interest to Literary Tourists about a peripatetic bibliophile. Here´s my conversation with the book´s author Mark Zegeling. To order your copy, click here. For information on visiting Holland, click here.
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