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  • Counting My Chickens . . .by The Duchess of Devonshire; Tom Stoppard

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 8.99

    A unique window on an extraordinary life lived with tremendous zest, discrimination, and intelligence The Duchess of Devonshire is the youngest of the Mitford siblings, the famous brood that includes the writers Nancy and Jessica. Like them, she has lived an unusually full and remarkable life, and like them she has an inimitable expressive gift.... more...

  • HRH The Duke of Kentby Celia Lee; John Lee

    eBook Versions 2015; US$ 15.00

    His Royal Highness Prince Edward The Duke of Kent KG GCMG GCVO ADC(P), first cousin to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, has devoted his life to the service of his country. Even before he served twenty-one years as a regular soldier in the British Army, he was introduced to this life of service by his widowed mother, HRH Princess Marina, The Duchess... more...

  • Victoria of Englandby Edith Sitwell

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    The Victorian era has been one of the most influential in shaping modern British society, and Victoria herself is a powerful symbol of the age. This is a fascinating portrait of the queen, both before and during her reign, by one of the 20th century's most influential women writers. Making extensive use of Victoria's Letters and journal, Edith... more...

  • The Queen Motherby William Shawcross

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 22.50

    The official and definitive biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: consort of King George VI, mother of Queen Elizabeth II, grandmother of Prince Charles, and the most beloved British monarch of the twentieth century.   Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon?the ninth of the Earl of Strathmore?s ten children?was born on August 4, 1900, and,... more...

  • In the House of Muhammad Aliby Hassan Hassan; Elizabeth and Robert Fernea

    I.B.Tauris 2000; US$ 9.99

    This remarkable memoir of a junior member of the former royal family constitutes a unique chronicle of life before 1952 among the members of Egypt?s ruling class. It provides fascinating insights into the lives not only of the rulers themselves, from Muhammad Ali to King Fuad and King Farouk, but also of royal wives, cousins, aunts, uncles, and associated... more...

  • The Dukesby Brian Masters

    Random House 2011; US$ 23.96

    The origins of the non-royal dukes in the British peerage divide nicely into Tudor looters, Royal bastards, opportunist generals, territorial, metropolitan or Scottish magnates. Lloyd George said that a duke, fully equipped, cost more than a dreadnought to maintain and with their palaces, possessions and retinues, they are nearly all splendid. Some... more...

  • The Georgian Princessesby John Van der Kiste

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.65

    A chronological account of the princesses and consort Queens of the Georgian era. From Sophia who died shortly before she would have become Queen as heir to Queen Anne, to Adelaide, consort to William IV whose failure to provide an heir ensured the succession passed to his niece Queen Victoria. During this period, an array of colourful personalities... more...

  • Sandringham Daysby John Matson

    The History Press 2012; US$ 18.94

    This is a fascinating portrait of royal life at Sandringham, from the early life of Albert Edward to the modern day. Drawing on letters, diaries and contemporary reports, it is a rich exploration of the private lives of Britain's royal family. From family life at the estate to the first visit of Queen Victoria, the glittering parties of the early twentieth... more...

  • The Woodvillesby Susan Higginbotham

    The History Press 2013; US$ 8.74

    <div>In 1464, the most eligible bachelor in England, Edward IV, stunned the nation by revealing his secret marriage to Elizabeth Woodville, a beautiful, impoverished widow whose father and brother Edward himself had once ridiculed as upstarts. Edward's controversial match brought his queen's large family to court and into the thick of... more...

  • George V's Childrenby John Van der Kiste

    The History Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    The six children of King George V and Queen Mary all lived to maturity except the youngest, Prince John. The eldest, who was Prince of Wales and heir to the throne, reigned as King Edward VII for less than a year. His infamous romance with Mrs Simpson plunged the country into the abdication crisis and led both of them into a long period of exile.... more...