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- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.95
Louis XIV, the highly-feted ?Sun King?, was renowned for his political and cultural influence and for raising France to a new level of prominence in seventeenth-century Europe. And yet, as Antonia Fraser keenly describes, he was equally legendary in the domestic sphere. Indeed, a panoply of women?his mother, Anne; mistresses such as Louise de... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99
Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette is an inside look into the life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, written by her First Lady in Waiting Madame Campan. Born in 1755 and married to Louis XVI of France at the age of 14, Antoinette was renowned for her fabled excesses. She was condemned for treason in 1793 at the zenith of the French Revolution,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.98
Acclaimed Tudor historian John Guy offers a compelling re-interpretation of Mary Queen of Scots in My Heart is My Own . For centuries, Mary, Queen of Scots has been a figure of scholarly debate. Where many have portrayed her as the weak woman to Elizabeth's rational leader, John Guy reassesses the young queen, finding her far more politically shrewd... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 19.95
In the ten years since Princess Diana?s shocking and tragic death in 1997, her hold on the world?s imagination has only increased. For The People?s Princess , Larry King asked many people who knew Diana, some officially and some more personally, for their favorite memories. Sir Richard Branson recalls Diana sitting in the cockpit of one of his private... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 2.99
This excellent quick-read biography of the life so far of Prince William and Kate Middleton is a fascinating read, and will make an wonderful addition to the library of any fan of the British Royal Family. Tracking William's life from birth, through school, the death of his mother Princess Diana, university, his career in the forces, his engagement... 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, and you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But real princesses didn't always get happy endings. Sure, plenty were graceful and benevolent leaders, but just as many were ruthless in their quest for power?and all of them had skeletons... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.79
the Queen Elizabeth II was not born to be queen. She came into the world on April 21, 1926, the equivalent of the modern Princess Beatrice, first-born daughter of the Duke of York, destined to flutter on the royal fringe. So while Lilibet was brought up with almost religious respect for the crown, there seemed no chance of her inheriting it. Her... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 1.20
?Enchanting, often moving and sometimes hilarious? Daily Mail Full of wit, hilarity, acute observation and a deeply held sense of duty, the Queen Mother?s letters give readers a vivid insight into the person behind the public face. Here, in her own words, is the woman who brought a sense of ease and fun into the public and private lives of the... more...
- 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...