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- Atria Books 2013; US$ 16.00
Based on the groundbreaking ITV/The Learning Channel documentary series, and drawn from years of research and dozens of interviews with friends and associates speaking on the record for the first time, Diana contains never-before-revealed information and stunning insights about the beloved -- and largely misunderstood -- Princess of Wales. From... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 30.00
New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir presents the first modern biography of this extraordinary woman, whose very existence united the realm and ensured the survival of the Plantagenet bloodline. Her birth was greeted with as much pomp and ceremony as that of a male heir. The first child of King Edward IV, Elizabeth... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 35.00
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK This richly entertaining biography chronicles the eventful life of Queen Victoria?s firstborn son, the quintessential black sheep of Buckingham Palace, who matured into as wise and effective a monarch as Britain has ever seen. Granted unprecedented access to the royal archives, noted scholar Jane Ridley draws on numerous... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 35.53
The secrets of Queen Victoria's sixth child, Princess Louise, may be destined to remain hidden forever. What was so dangerous about this artistic, tempestuous royal that her life has been documented more by rumour and gossip than hard facts? When Lucinda Hawksley started to investigate, often thwarted by inexplicable secrecy, she discovered a fascinating... more...
- Quirk Books 2013; US$ 19.95
You think you know her story. You?ve read the Brothers Grimm, you?ve watched the Disney cartoons, you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But the lives of real princesses couldn?t be more different. Sure, many were graceful and benevolent leaders?but just as many were ruthless in their quest for power, and all of them had skeletons... more...
- Peter Owen Publishers 2013; US$ 14.57
The tragic life of Marie-Antoinette, last Queen of France, has assumed almost mythical proportions. A victim of political intrigue, she was known as the ‘Austrian whore? and accused of every imaginable sexual and political crime. Yet after the French Revolution she was reinvented as a martyr, and the image of the woman behind the propaganda grew even... more...
- E-Reads 2013; US$ 9.99
Louis Greig, a war hero and rugby international, entered the privileged world of the British royal family as mentor, physician and friend to a young and hesitant Prince Albert, the man who became King George VI and whose challenges were so vividly brought to life in the award winning film, The King's Speech. Greig's influence helped to guide the prince... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 30.00
A New York Times Notable Book Empress Dowager Cixi (1835?1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor?s numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their... more...
- Random House of Canada 2013; US$ 35.00
From the beloved, internationally bestselling author of Wild Swans , and co-author of the bestselling Mao: The Unknown Story , the dramatic, epic biography of the unusual woman who ruled China for 50 years, from concubine to Empress, overturning centuries of traditions and formalities to bring China into the modern world. A woman, an Empress of... more...