Like everyone else in the world, I am watching the funeral preparations for Queen Elizabeth II, and the transition to the new King, with great interest. I thought you might like a compilation of my favorite books about the royals, and royally-adjacent fiction that I return to again and again.
In addition to what I have already read, I am also very fascinated by all of the work that writers and activists from colonized countries are providing, and I look forward to broadening my understanding of the points of view of People of the Global Majority. I would love to hear any book recommendations you have, fiction or nonfiction.
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Discussed in this episode:
HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style by Elizabeth Holmes.
Our Rainbow Queen: A Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II and Her Colorful Wardrobe by Sali Hughes.
The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser, and the Wardrobe by Angela Kelly.
The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown
The Palace Papers by Tina Brown
Diana, Her True Story by Andrew Morton
Elizabeth and Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters by Andrew Morton.
Prince Charles: the Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life by Sally Bedell Smith
Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of the Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
The Madness of King George
The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan.
The Fug Girls
Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston.
BBE episode 068 – Lauren Regenhardt on Red, White and Royal Blue
The Secret Guests by Benjamin Black
The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
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