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  • The Reluctant Empressby Brigitte Hamann

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 21.87

    Empress Elisabeth of Austria, known to her family as 'Sisi', belongs to a famous love story of European royalty. In 1853 the Emperor Franz Josef, the most eligible bachelor in Europe, fell in love with her at first sight when she was 15. They were married the next year. On the surface, it was a fairy-tale marriage, all the more poignant, with hindsight,... more...

  • The Reign and Abdication of Edward VIIIby Michael Bloch

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 8.99

    Michael Bloch gives a new twist to the oft-told story of King Edward's short reign.Drawing on a decade-long study of the King's personality, and on privileged access to his papers, he sees the King's abdication partly as the result of a plot to get rid of him by men who mistrusted his modernity and popular touch, but also explainable by the fact that... more...

  • Dreadnoughtby Robert K. Massie

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 24.00

    "A classic [that] covers superbly a whole era...Engrossing in its glittering gallery of characters." CHICAGO SUN-TIMES Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Robert K. Massie has written a richly textured and gripping chronicle of the personal and national rivalries that led to the twentieth century's first great arms race. Massie brings to vivid life, such... more...

  • Snowdonby Anne de Courcy

    Orion 2012; US$ 12.99

    The first proper biography of the man who married, and divorced, Princess Margaret Anthony Armstrong-Jones was born to a Welsh father and English-Jewish mother. Creative and inventive, he attended Eton and then Cambridge. The engagement of this motorbike-riding freelance photographer in 1960 to Princess Margaret was a bombshell. Friends privately... more...

  • Lives of the Princesses of Walesby Mary Beacock Fryer; Arthur Bousfield; Garry Toffoli

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 7.99

    Beautifully illustrated, this book looks at the nine women who have been Princesses of Wales. more...

  • Diana: Story of a Princessby Tim Clayton

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 10.99

    The life of Diana, Princess of Wales, has never before been told with such insight and authority. This book is a subtle, honest portrait, without the bias and exaggeration of the past. Drawing on new research and dozens of specially commissoned interviews - many with senior members of the royal household who have never spoken before - DIANA:STORY... more...

  • Dianaby Tim Clayton; Phil Craig

    Atria Books 2013; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • Elizabeth's Bedfellowsby Anna Whitelock

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At the heart of the new queen's court lay Elizabeth's bedchamber, closely guarded by the favoured women who helped her dress, looked after her jewels and shared her bed. Elizabeth's private life was of public, political concern. Her bedfellows were witnesses to... more...

  • The Queens and the Hiveby Edith Sitwell

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    No hive can tolerate two Queens. In the fatal clash between the Protestant Queen of England and the Catholic Queen of Scots, many were determined that 'The death of Mary is the life of Elizabeth'. In this moving chronicle a modern poet magnificently recaptures the splendid colour and sordid intrigue of the most spectacular period of history in Britain.... more...

  • Fanfare for Elizabethby Edith Sitwell

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    Sitwell's Fanfare for Elizabeth is a striking account of love, betrayal, and religion as it unfolds in the court of King Henry VIII. Sitwell navigates elegantly through the capricious nature both of Henry's court, and his love life. The youthful hardships of little Elizabeth are played out against the backdrop of the great drama of Henry's struggles... more...