Queen V books etc.
Posted by Lisa M on August 17, 1998 at 14:33:02:
In response to Royal Reading, written by Gwen on August 17, 1998 at 11:45:41
] ] Two titles come to mind: "Fall of the House of Windsor" by NIgel Blundell and Susan Blackhall and "The Decline and Fall of the House of Windsor" by Donald Spoto. The titles sound rather extreme but by their very nature, the Royal Family can be rather "sentsational". There are some others but I question some of the "facts" (Kitty Kelley's "The Royals" comes to mind). IF you are interested in individuals, I can give you other titles.
] ] Thanks for your suggestions. I am also interested in reading about individuals, particularly Queen Victoria. I am also curious about novels which have used the royal family as a focal point for their stories. I have heard about Josephine Tey's "Daughter of Time" and plan on purchasing it soon.
There are four Queen Victoria books that I can recommend:
"Victoria" Stanley Weintraub
"Queen Victoria" Lytton Strachey
"Her Little Majesty" Carolly Erickson
"Farewell in Splendor" Jerrold M Packard
As for the Royal Family being the focus of novels, I am assumming you mean
fiction based somewhat on fact. I have just "discovered" a wonderful author named CC Benison. There are three novels so far (I just recieved the last one last week)
"Death at Buckingham Palace"
"Death at Sandringham House"
"Death at Windsor Castle"
They are mysteries involving a maid, Jane Bee, and she helps the Queen
solve the murders. They are very entertaining and incorporate lots of well-known "facts" about the Royal Family.
Hope this helps :)
- Victoria, Elizabeth I, Daughter of Time, etc. Kathi 23:10:25 8/25/98 (0)
- Royal Reading Gwen 10:04:08 8/18/98 (1)
- Victoria and Albert Maire 10:13:54 8/19/98 (0)
- PS: all of the books are available through Bookserve eom Lisa M 14:41:24 8/17/98 (0)
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