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Queen of the World
It's also a glorious read' - William Shawcross, Spectator_____________________________Written by the renowned royal biographer, Robert Hardman, and with privileged access to the Royal Family and the Royal Household, a brilliant new portrait of the most famous woman in the world and her place in it.
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Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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Harry: Conversations with the Prince - INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE ACCESS & INTERVIEWS WITH PRINCE HARRY
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George IV (Penguin Monarchs): King in Waiting
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Meghan
The eyes of the world are firmly fixed upon Meghan Markle, after her beautiful wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018.
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Patriot or Traitor: The Life and Death of Sir Walter Ralegh
A major historical biography: the dramatic, harrowing and contested story of Sir Walter Ralegh
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Quest for Queen Mary
The highly acclaimed unexpurgated notes taken by James Pope-Hennessy for his official biography of Queen Mary, the present Queen's grandmother. Published in full for the first time and edited by much-admired royal biographer Hugo Vickers.
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Harry and Meghan (Revised): Life, Loss, and Love
Now with intriguing details about wedding preparations and the royal couple's first diplomatic endeavors, the most intimate and informative portrait yet of Prince Harry, from royal expert Katie Nicholl, author of the bestselling William and Harry and Kate. Previously published as Harry: Life, Loss, and Love.
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My Husband and I: The Inside Story of the Royal Marriage
A revealing insight into the marriage of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, available in paperback to mark 65 years since the Coronation
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Rival Queens: The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots & Elizabeth I of England. Two powerful monarchs on a single island. Threatened by voices who believed no woman could govern. Surrounded by sycophants spies and detractors. Accosted for their dominion their favour and their bodies. Besieged by secret plots devastating betrayals and a terrible final act. Only one queen could survive to rule all.
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King's War
The extraordinary follow-up to the international bestseller The King's Speech
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Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
Who was the real Wallis: an opportunistic American social climber, a master manipulator or the true love of Edward's life? Amid the cacophony of condemnation her story has become obfuscated. Untitled is an intimate biography of one of the most misunderstood women in British royal history.
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Queen Mary
The official biography of Queen Mary, grandmother of the current Queen, originally commissioned in 1959 - and subject of the critically acclaimed The Quest for Queen Mary
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Quest for Queen Mary
The highly acclaimed unexpurgated notes taken by James Pope-Hennessy for his official biography of Queen Mary, the present Queen's grandmother. Published in full for the first time and edited by much-admired royal biographer Hugo Vickers.
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Edward II (Penguin Monarchs): The Terrors of Kingship
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Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown
The remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret who was also a Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation - and is a character in The Crown this autumn. Anne Glenconner reveals the real events behind The Crown as well as her own life of drama, tragedy and courage, with the wonderful wit and extraordinary resilience which define her.
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Reluctant Billionaire: The Tragic Life of Gerald Grosvenor, Sixth Duke of Westminster
The extraordinary and unhappy life story of one of the world's richest men. By the author of the best-selling Backstairs Billy ISBN 9781849547802 hb and ISBN: 9781785900006 pb, with combined sales of 15,600 across cloth, paper and Ebook.
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Meghan: Royal Duchess and Mother
A beautifully illustrated biography of Meghan, covering her early years, Hollywood career and fairytale wedding to Prince Harry, while focusing on her royal year as duchess, wife and mother.
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Richard III: Loyalty Binds Me
A definitive new biography of one of British history's most controversial figures, that seeks to bring peace to Richard III's reputation.
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Edward IV (Penguin Monarchs): The Summer King
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Compact Guide: Queen Elizabeth II
Rod Green explores the personal and political intrigues that have dogged the House of Windsor, including the Queen's fascinating relationships with prime ministers from Winston Churchill and Antony Eden to Margaret Thatcher. Set against the colourful backdrop of key events - such as the "Great Smog" that brought London to a halt in 1952;
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In Defence of Political Correctness
By tracing the history and definition of the term, Alibhai-Brown looks to clarify the very nature of PC, which is ultimately grounded in human decency, understanding and compassion - all of which are essential for a safer and kinder world.
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My Husband and I: The Inside Story of 70 Years of the Royal Marriage
A revealing insight into the marriage of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, published to mark their 70th wedding anniversary
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King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV
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Anne Boleyn
Anne Boleyn is perhaps the most influential and important queen consort England ever had. This book reveals the facts behind one of the most divisive figures in British history.
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Our Rainbow Queen
From the dusky pinks the Queen wore in girlhood all the way through to #NeonAt90, by way of that hat she wore on the announcement of Brexit, and not forgetting her trusty Launer handbag ever at her side, this must-have collection celebrates the iconic fashion statements of our longest reigning and most vibrant monarch.
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Alfred the Great
In an era darkened by the terror of the Viking invasions, England's first and greatest king was a beacon of light.
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Mary Queen of Scots
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Empress: Queen Victoria and India
An entirely original account of Victoria's relationship with the Raj, which shows how India was central to the Victorian monarchy from as early as 1837
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Harry: Conversations with the Prince - INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE ACCESS & INTERVIEWS WITH PRINCE HARRY
Once a reckless rebel, now a respected role model, Prince Harry is one of the world's most popular royals and the force behind giving the British royal family a twenty-first century makeover. How has he done it? Harry: Conversations with the Prince is a three-dimensional look at what Harry is really like, both on and off royal duty. It is written by distinguished journalist and author Angela Levin, who accompanied Prince Harry on many of his engagements and had exclusive access to him at Kensington Palace. The book unwraps the real man behind the camera, and his own perceptive insights. It delves into his troubled childhood and the lasting effect of losing his adored mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, so young. Angela Levin found a complex man who has inherited his late mother's extraordinary charisma and is determined to 'make a difference.' Product Information: ISBN: 9781786068965 Author: Angela Levin Publisher: John Blake Publishing Format: Hardback Pages: Hardback Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 3cm
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Victoria and Albert
A beautifully illustrated account of one of the greatest royal love matches of all time
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Mary Queen of Scots: Film Tie-in
A long-overdue and dramatic reinterpretation of the life of Mary, Queen of Scots by one of the leading historians at work today.
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Diana: Her True Story - In Her Own Words: The Sunday Times Number-One Bestseller
A reissue of this classic title with a new introduction by Andrew Morton reflecting on the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the original publication, and on the long term legacy of Diana.
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Murder of Princess Diana
A whole nation stood paralysed at the news of Princess Diana's tragic death after a car crash in Paris in August 1997. However heartbroken about the accident that took the life of the People's Princess, many people were sceptical about the government's official statements.
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Princess Margaret: A Life Unravelled
Elegant and sophisticated biography of Princess Margaret, the controversial sister of Queen Elizabeth II, the Princess Diana of her day
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Pets by Royal Appointment: The Royal Family and Their Animals
A warm and light-hearted take on the British royal family and their love of animals.
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Untitled
Who was the real Wallis: an opportunistic American social climber, a master manipulator or the true love of Edward's life? Amid the cacophony of condemnation her story has become obfuscated. Untitled is an intimate biography of one of the most misunderstood women in British royal history.
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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
The extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most powerful women in history.
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King and Outlaw: The Real Robert the Bruce
Discover the real personality behind the multi-million-dollar Netflix blockbuster Outlaw King
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Charles at Seventy - Thoughts, Hopes & Dreams: Thoughts, Hopes and Dreams
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Prince Charles at 70: Our Future King
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Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy
The magnificent and definitive biography of Prince Albert, by one of Britain's best biographers and the author of Victoria: A Life.
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Little Princesses: The Story Of The Queen's Childhood By Her Nanny Crawfie
The touching and ground-breaking account of the Queen and Princess Margaret's childhood by their nanny, with a foreword by former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond. Perfect for fans of The Crown.
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Behind the Throne: A Domestic History of the Royal Household
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Guarding Diana - Protecting The Princess Around the World: Protecting The Princess Around The World
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Death of Kings: A Medical History of the Kings and Queens of England
abson pbk,2000,
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Richard III: Brother, Protector, King
A study in power - a fresh biography of Richard III by 'one of our brightest young historians' (David Starkey)
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Diana: Closely Guarded Secret
Inspector Ken Wharfe, the first royalty protection officer to publish a memoir, was a crucial figure in the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, for nearly seven years. This account presents the most intimate portrait of Diana to date, as well as a fitting tribute to one of the outstanding figures of our age.
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My Husband and I: The Inside Story of the Royal Marriage
A revealing insight into the marriage of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, published to mark their 70th wedding anniversary
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Ma'am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret
A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR - A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR - A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR - A DAILY MAIL BOOK OF THE YEAR