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Book Launch - Royal Rebel with Carina Axelsson

  • Books and Company 1 Sofievej Hellerup, 2900 Denmark (map)

Royal Rebel is the first in a new series inspired by Carina’s desire to create an alternative ‘princess story’; a ‘Queendom’ where girls can fall in love with the fairy- tale lifestyle whilst feeling empowered by a world where they are the decision-makers. 

Lily Waldenburg is in many ways a normal teenager. She loves fashion, her dog Coco, her guinea pig Zoë and sleepovers with her best friend Leonie. She dreams of being a fashion vlogger, and when her videos on her style vlog ‘Tiara Girl’ begin to take off, Lily knows this is her chance to succeed. But Lily is also a princess. First in line to the Queendom of Waldenburg – a matriarchal and matrilineal society - she has her royal responsibilities to think about – ‘Queen-to-be stuff’ that she must learn before she comes of age next year…

Join us on May 15th at 5pm to hear author Carina Axelsson speak about ‘Royal Rebel’ her new series brimming with glitter, glamour and GIRL POWER.


Carina Axelsson was born and raised in Northern California. Carina started to write as soon as she could read although her great passion was creating comic strips – a fusion of her growing love of illustration and storytelling. After school she was offered a modelling contract and moved to New York where she enjoyed a jet-setting modelling career which saw her starring in advertising and magazine campaigns across the globe, including shoots for Vogue and Elle. Her first book, Nigel of Hyde Park, a picture book for 4-6 years olds about a frizzy haired dragon was published by Assouline in 2004. 

After modelling, Carina rounded out her fashion days with a job as PA to British fashion designer John Galliano based at the fashion house Christian Dior. It was during this time that she wrote the first notes about a girl detective who solves fashion mysteries. These notes later became A Crime of Fashion (Usborne, 2014) the first book in her bestselling fashion detective series, Model Under Cover.