Royal bestsellers: September & October 2008

The best-selling royalty books of the past two months, based on sales made through the site:


The Gifts of the Magi: Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh by Caroline Vaughan. This keepsake book from The Metropolitan Museum of Art tells the story of the Magi and explains the significance of their gifts. Includes 24-karat gold in a glass bottle, and sachets of frankincense and myrrh.


Royal Monastic: Princess Ileana of Romania by Bev. Cooke. Biography of the princess who built the first English-language Eastern Orthodox women's monastery in the United States.


Royal Jewels: From Charlemagne to the Romanovs edited by Diana Scarisbrick, Christophe Vachaudez, and Jan Walgrave. A celebration of European jewels. Over 300 photographs.


The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. A modern girl sets out to find history's most legendary fiend: Dracula.


Tea for Ruby by Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York; illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. Accident-prone Ruby receives an invitation to tea with the Queen. Will Ruby be ready in time? For children ages 4 to 8.

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