444 blunders that (almost) changed the world


omslag 444 blundersI am currently writing a fifth book to be published by Lannoo in April/May 2015.













'666 lies...' is being translated!


Chinese cover of '666 lies'My book '666 lies everybody believes' is currently being translated into Chinese and will shortly be available on the Chinese book market.

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555 completely useless facts

Cover - 555 completely useless facts

After the big success of 666 lies everybody believes' this new book has been published in April 2014 in which I turn the concept around.

555 completely useless facts is a new book filled with exciting, interesting but completely useless petty facts.
There are no words in Dutch that rhyme with 'twaalf' (twelve) or 'herfst' (autumn), armadillos only get quadruplets, and it is impossible to hum with your nose closed.
Thanks to these and 552 other useless facts you always have something to say in any conversation.

More than 5,000 copies sold!

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The history of Flanders

The history of Flanders consists of 36 chapters and runs from the Roman age to the end of the 14th century when Flanders ceases to be a independent state. Only in the 21st century will Flanders have a prospect of independence.

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Concise course of Basque

The Basque language or euskara is one of the oldest European languages. It is not only spoken in Spain but also in France. The Basque language has a large number of dialects. You can find them in every Basque province.

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DX hobby

Despite modern technologies such as DAB, DRM, internet, satellite, etc. listening to medium and short wave remains very exciting.

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About Herman Boel

Herman Boel is a full-time freelance translator and the author of four books.

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