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  • Isabellaby Kirstin Downey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.95

    An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history Born at a time when Christianity was dying out and the Ottoman Empire was aggressively... more...

  • Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Womanby Robert K. Massie

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    ?[A] tale of power, perseverance and passion . . . a great story in the hands of a master storyteller.?? The Wall Street Journal   The Pulitzer Prize?winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess... more...

  • Gothic Kings of Britainby Philip J. Potter

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 25.00

    This biographical history tells the story of 31 Gothic monarchs who fought in the crusades, enforced their feudal rights throughout the kingdom, sponsored the growth of representative government through a parliament, and ultimately created a military power that would dominate European affairs. In the process, the narrative recaptures the dramatic and... more...

  • A Princess Foundby Sarah Culberson; Tracy Trivas

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Sarah Culberson was adopted one year after her birth by a loving, white, West Virginian couple and was raised in the United States with little knowledge of her ancestry. Though raised in a loving family, Sarah wanted to know more about the birth parents that had given her up. In 2004, she hired a private investigator to track down her biological... more...

  • Alexander the Greatby E E Rice

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    King Alexander III 'the Great' of Macedon was one of the greatest military commanders the world has ever known. This book seeks to dispel some of the myths which have grown up around him and to provide an up-to-date account of his life. This includes the Macedonian background and Alexander's early years, his campaigns in Thrace and Illyria and the... more...

  • Kate: The Making of a Princessby Claudia Joseph

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 10.49

    Kate by Claudia Joseph, is a true-life fairy tale: the biography of Kate Middleton, Princess-in-Waiting, who is quite possibly poised to be the next Queen of England. The extraordinary Cinderella story of the beautiful, charming, sophisticated young woman who has snagged Britain?s most eligible bachelor, Prince William, Kate is a must-read... more...

  • The Making of a Royal Romanceby Katie Nicholl

    Random House 2011; US$ 9.86

    Katie Nicholl, Royal Correspondent for the Mail on Sunday , has been at the centre of royal reporting since she joined the newspaper in 2001. There is no one who is more intimately acquainted with the lives and loves of Princes William and Harry. Katie has spoken to a wealth of contacts close to William and Catherine Middleton and reveals how their... more...

  • Dianaby Andrew Morton

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    This biography was produced with the full co-operation and input of the Princess. Following the tragic and sudden death of the Princess in August 1997, the book has been fully revised to contain new material and is designed to stand as a tribute to her. more...

  • That Womanby Anne Sebba

    Orion 2011; US$ 12.99

    Bestselling biography of the enduringly fascinating Wallis Simpson One of Britain's most distinguished biographers turns her focus on one of the most vilified women of the twentieth century. Historian Anne Sebba has written the first full biography by a woman of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. 'That woman', as she was referred to by the Queen... more...

  • A Royal Dutyby Paul Burrell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 14.09

    The untold story behind one of the most sensational chapters in the history of the House of Windsor. Paul Burrell fought to clear his own name. Now he reveals new truths about Princess Diana ? and presents for the first time as faithful an account of her thoughts as we can ever hope to read. He was the favourite footman who formed a unique relationship... more...