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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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Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe
'Full of gems ... Angela Kelly is a jewel in the crown'Daily Telegraph 'Entertaining and beautifully illustrated'The Sunday Times 'For real intel, [The Crown] can't come close to The Other Side of the Coin by Angela Kelly'The New York Times
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Crown: The Official History Behind Season 3: Political Scandal, Personal Struggle and the Years that Defined Elizabeth II, 1956-1977
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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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Charles: Our Future King
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Faith of Queen Elizabeth: The Poise, Grace, and Quiet Strength Behind the Crown
Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history, credits her Christian faith as the steady anchor amidst life's trials and triumphs. With intimate stories about her remarkable life, The Faith of Queen Elizabeth by Dudley Delffs explores the personal beliefs, private struggles, and public service behind the Crown.
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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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George IV (Penguin Monarchs): King in Waiting
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Harry: Conversations with the Prince - INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE ACCESS & INTERVIEWS WITH PRINCE HARRY
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Sphinx: The Life of Gladys Deacon - Duchess of Marlborough
The fiercely intelligent beauty who married the 9th Duke of Marlborough and both dazzled and puzzled the glittering social circles of the Belle Epoque in which she moved.
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Wicked Wit of the Royal Family
As the royal family seems to be riding a wave of popularity, what better time to celebrate the fun and laughter that they share - and that sometimes, perhaps unintentionally, is shared around the world.
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Meghan: The Life and Style of a Modern Royal
Follow the evolution of Meghan's style, and read about what inspired her to become a feminist and how her charity work began at the age of just 13.
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Mary Queen of Scots: Born to Rule
Everyone's heard of Mary, Queen of Scots. She is horribly famous for having terrible taste in husbands, rotting away in Liz I's prison and, totally losing her head - on the chopping block. But not everyone knows that Mary was a six-foot stunner who got kidnapped by a murderous lord. Even though she's dead, Mary's still full of surprises.
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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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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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Cleopatra: One Cool Queen
Everybody knows that Cleopatra is the most famous of all of Egypt's queens and that she had a nasty accident with a snake. But did you also know that Cleopatra:- married both her brothers?- had her younger sister killed? Even though she's dead, Cleo's still full of surprises!
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Crown Dissected
An episode-by-episode analysis of season 3 of The Crown TV series, explaining what really happened and what didn't.
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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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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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Last Princess: The Devoted Life of Queen Victoria's Youngest Daughter
An evocative telling of the life of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's last-born child, and of a sometimes fraught royal mother-daughter relationship.
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Edward II (Penguin Monarchs): The Terrors of Kingship
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... And What Do You Do?: What The Royal Family Don't Want You To Know
... And What Do You Do? asks important questions about the future of the world's most famous royal family.
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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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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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Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch
The first comprehensive biography in three decades on Margaret Beaufort, the mother of King Henry VII. Traversing the Wars of the Roses and the founding of the Tudor dynasty, this book examines Margaret's life from the perspective of a woman who lived through one of the most tumultuous periods in English history.
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Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II
The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II is a celebration of the Queen's reign through some of her wittiest, most sarcastic and humorous observations, revealing a fascinating side of her personality that often remains hidden from the public.
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Wicked Wit of Prince Philip
This joyous and timely book celebrates Prince Philip's supremely wicked wit - from his notorious one-liners to less newsworthy witticisms and wry humour.
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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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Queen Elizabeth II
This is the story not only of the head of a dynasty, but also a history of our times.
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King's War
The extraordinary follow-up to the international bestseller The King's Speech
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Edward IV (Penguin Monarchs): The Summer King
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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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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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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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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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Our Rainbow Queen
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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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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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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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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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King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV
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Henry III: The Great King England Never Knew It Had
Henry III was a determined and dynamic ruler with vision, not the weak and inept king of conventional portrayal
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Meghan: A Hollywood Princess
The first in-depth biography of Meghan Markle, the American actress and humanitarian campaigner who will marry Prince Harry in May 2018, written by the world's best-known royal biographer.
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Mary Queen of Scots
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Elfrida: The First Crowned Queen of England
The first-ever biography of the most powerful woman of tenth-century England.
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People of Colour and the Royals
In People of Colour and the Royals, Lady Colin Campbell turns her attention to subjects with which she is intimately familiar. Born in Jamaica in 1949, when that country had inadequate but progressive and inclusive race relations, her lack of prejudice allows her to examine the sometimes difficult past with objectivity and candour.
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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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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