The Royal Family in Fiction

I’m currently looking for an agent for my royal fiction, but while I wait I thought I’d share a few of my favorite royal novels. Some are humorous, a few serious. All are worth while. With Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday only about two weeks away, I’m ramping up my royal posts for a while.

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Queen Elizabeth discovers the bookmobile parked outside the palace and has a look around.  She begins to read a wide variety of topics and finds her life a bit confining afterward. This one struck such a cord with me because Princess Margaret, the Queen’s late sister, often complained that she’d been given no education. The Queen was given only slightly more–in constitutional history by a master at Eton. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett.

 

 

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Who wasn’t excited when Prince William finally married his Catherine? Ok, so in this version the lucky girl is an American, but otherwise…. Just read it. It’s fun. There’s even a cheeky younger brother! Now there’s a reason to love it. #LuvYaOurHarry  The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan.

 

 

 

Izzy

 

This is such a fun little send-up of a better educated, but still trapped, Di-like princess that I laughed all thru it. Add the Boss’s lyrics and, well… just enjoy. I had no idea when I read it that I was (then) living across the river from the author, which makes the book even better in memory. While conspiracy theorists still try to determine the so-called “real fate” of icons like Jackie O or Di or Elvis, I think this fun version of one press pack-mobbed princess’s “after” life is about as believable as any other theory–just way more fun! Princess Izzy and the E Street Shuffle by Beverly Barlett.

 

 

All this month I’ll be posting on the royals more often as well countdown to the big 9-0. Now, wrap your arms around this: At about-to-be-90 and soon-to-be-95, the Queen and Prince Philip are still working almost full-time. And we complain about retiring now at 70?

 

 

 

 

 

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