Mrs Queen Takes the Train (Hardcover)

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Although Mrs. Queen Takes
the Train won't be published until October, it's one to put on your
list if you enjoy rye humor and frequent chuckles. The book is
light-hearted, and yet, it makes you pause to consider just what the
private life of Queen Elizabeth may be like.
Elizabeth has now served sixty years as Great Britain's Queen. Wouldn't
you suspect she may just want a little personal adventure of her
own...adventure that only she has planned and that no one else knows
about? In this warm-hearted novel, Queen Elizabeth is trying to figure
out how to use her computer. She has had many lessons, but can't always
remember what to do(sound familiar?). She is a bit depressed about
this, and to ease her frustration, casually wanders out of her rooms to
visit her favorite horse in the royal mews (a horse named Elizabeth.
What else!). Along the way, the reader meets her very caring staff,
from ladies-in-waiting, personal butlers, to the groom; which truly
makes one wonder about personal lives in the service of a Queen. How
she manages to get on the train to Scotland all by herself is for you,
the reader, to find out. It's a jolly train ride!

— Karen L.

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An absolute delight of a debut novel by William Kuhn--author of Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books--Mrs Queen Takes the Train wittily imagines the kerfuffle that transpires when a bored Queen Elizabeth strolls out of the palace in search of a little fun, leaving behind a desperate team of courtiers who must find the missing Windsor before a national scandal erupts. Reminiscent of Alan Bennett's The Uncommon Reader, this lively, wonderfully inventive romp takes readers into the mind of the grand matriarch of Britain's Royal Family, bringing us an endearing runaway Queen Elizabeth on the town--and leading us behind the Buckingham Palace walls and into the upstairs/downstairs spaces of England's monarchy.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062208286
ISBN-10: 0062208284
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: October 16th, 2012
Pages: 384
Language: English
 

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