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- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.00
In between her fairy-tale wedding and her premature death, there lived the most beloved royal presence of our century, surely as multifaceted as any celebrity of our time. The radical twists and turns in her brief life drew the fascination of millions. Yet the most photographed woman in the world was also the least quoted--her actual words were seldom... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 15.50
In June 1405, King Henry IV stopped at a small Yorkshire manor house to shelter from a storm. That night he awoke screaming that traitors were burning his skin. His instinctive belief that he was being poisoned was understandable: he had already survived at least eight plots to dethrone or kill him in the first six years of his reign. Henry IV had... more...
- Transworld 2011; US$ 11.27
In a land where Kings still rule, I am a Princess. You must know me only as Sultana, for I cannot reveal my true name for fear that harm will come to me and my family for what I am about to tell you. Think of a Saudi Arabian princess and what do you see? A woman glittering with jewels, living a life of unbelievable luxury. She has gold, palaces,... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 16.63
With the flair for narrative and the meticulous research that readers have come to expect, Andrew Marr turns his attention to the monarch ? and to the monarchy, chronicling the Queen?s pivotal role at the centre of the state, which is largely hidden from the public gaze, and making a strong case for the institution itself. Arranged thematically,... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 21.75
Written with complete access to the Queen Mother?s personal letters and diaries, William Shawcross's riveting biography is the truly definitive account of this remarkable woman, whose life spanned the twentieth century. Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes Lyon,the youngest daughter of the Earl of Strathmore, was born on 4 August 1900. Drawing on her... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 20.00
"Enthralling...As fascinating as any novel and more so than most!" THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia, unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great. He brought Russia from the darkness of its own Middle Ages into the Enlightenment and transformed it into the power... more...
- Rough Guides Ltd 2012; Not Available
Britain's royals are the official face of the state and the center of a worldwide media circus. This entertaining Rough Guide to the Royals explores the paradox of one of the world's oldest monarchies. It casts a quizzical eye over the current royal family, from former Olympic horse rider Anne and industry ambassador Andrew to current favorites... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 24.00
A gripping chronicle of the personal and national rivalries that led to the twentieth century?s first great arms race, from Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. Massie With the biographer?s rare genius for expressing the essence of extraordinary lives, Massie brings to life a crowd of glittery figures: the single-minded Admiral von Tirpitz; the young,... more...