Sneak peek: March 2012 new royalty books

There's a strong lineup of new royalty books coming our way in March! Here's a sneak peek. (As always, publication dates are subject to change.)

The full list of new royal books will be published on the Books page on March 1.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej: A Life's Work edited by Nicholas Grossman and Dominic Faulder. An illustrated biography of the current king of Thailand, with essays on the lèse-majesté law and the succession.

A Magnificent Obsession by Helen Rappaport. The final months of Britain's Prince Albert and the retreat of his wife, Queen Victoria, from public view after his death.

Clash of Crowns by Mary McAuliffe. About hostility between French and English kings from the time of the Vikings to the Third Crusade.

Winter King by Thomas Penn. Henry VII and the dawn of Tudor England.

The Maid and the Queen by Nancy Goldstone. The story of the powerful Yolande of Aragon, queen of Sicily, who championed Joan of Arc.

The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot. Novel about 13th century sisters Margaret of Provence, wife of King Louis IX of France, and Eleanor of Provence, wife of King Henry III of England.

Enchantments by Kathryn Harrison. Rasputin's 18-year-old daughter Masha befriends the Russian tsar's headstrong son, who suffers from hemophilia. (Fiction.)

If I could choose only one of these books to read, I would have to pick Winter King because of my fondness for reading about the Tudors. Which book would you choose?

4 Replies to “Sneak peek: March 2012 new royalty books”

  1. Pam, thank you for the recommendation. I know the author has a new theory about Prince Albert's death, and I'm curious to read that.

  2. I am the English born author of 18 biographies and art books and a Winston Churchill Fellow in Art History and I have been allowed to work on my latest book, Royal Mistresses of the House of Hanover-Windsor in the Royal Libary dealing with 10 significant women showing how the role of women has changed over 300 years from Melusine, Duchess of Kendal to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Appearing first n Australia and then in USA and on amazon and then in UK.

  3. Thank you for telling us about your book – it sounds very interesting. If there's a printed edition I'll be happy to list it on my site after it becomes available at

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