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anonymous asked:

*Curtsies* Dear Duke, firstly I wanted to say that I absolutely love your blog, you seem like a brilliant person and congratulations *Curtsies* I was wondering if you could give me some shortish (<500 pages?) recs for someone who loves Hamlet, Les Mis, Catch 22 and the Millennium series. Also, I know this sounds really strange but do you know any books that feature stockholm syndrome or relationships with large power imbalances? You're my absolute favorite blog so thank you so much for this!

*Curtsies* Thank you so much, my dear! I would be happy to give you some recs :) If you like Hamlet and you want to try a playwright besides Shakespeare, I’d try Beaumont and Fletcher’s Philaster or Marston’s Antonio’s Revenge. If you’d rather stick with Shakespeare, I might give Caesar a whirl. If you’d rather have non-fiction, 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare. As for Les Mis: If you haven’t read Notre-Dame you must but I would also suggest The Count of Monte Cristo. Based on Catch-22 and the Milennium trilogy, I’d try The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, which is one of my favorites. As for Stockholm syndrome, you need to read The Collector by John Fowles, and for power imbalances The Book and the Brotherhood by Iris Murdoch. I hope you find something good in here!

anonymous asked:

Lowkey do you think Kate will get pregnant again/soon?

I don’t think she’ll get pregnant again but I certainly hope so! She has two amazing and beautiful children and like johnabradly said, if they have another one, girl or boy, this girl or boy will be compared to George and Charlotte which might be kind of awful. I do know that Kate wanted three children (so that George and Charlotte could experience the closeness of being siblings like her and Pippa)  but with her severe morning sickness, I think she might be done. On the other hand, 1-2 months after the South Seas tour, Kate was pregnant with George. 1-2 months after the Australia/NZ tour, Kate got pregnant with Charlotte! So, if it does happen she’ll be pregnant in June or July and it’d be born in March or April 2017! And you just can’t help but notice how in much love they were during the tour and that could’ve sparked something!