Sneak peek: October 2012 new royalty books


A lot of new books on royal topics are scheduled to come out next month. Here's a sneak peek. As always, publication dates are subject to change.

The full list will be published on the Books page on October 1.

King's Quack by Sean Stowell. About psychiatrist and hypnotist Dr Alexander Cannon, who treated Edward VIII before his abdication.

Alexander II, King of Scots, 1214-1249 by Richard Oram. Alexander II's contribution to the making of Scotland as a nation, his character, and his relationships.

Fairy Tale Queens: Representations of Early Modern Queenship by Jo Eldridge Carney. The queen is omnipresent in European fairy tales due to the profound influence of powerful queens in the real world.

Driving the Saudis: A Chauffeur's Tale of the World's Richest Princesses by Jayne Amelia Larson. The author worked as a driver for Saudi royal family members vacationing in Beverly Hills.

A Dangerous Inheritance: A Novel of Tudor Rivals and the Secret of the Tower by Alison Weir. Novel about Katherine Grey, sister of Jane Grey, and her distant relative Kate Plantagenet, daughter of Richard III.

Mrs Queen Takes the Train: A Novel by William Kuhn. After Elizabeth II disguises herself and walks out of Buckingham Palace, employees set out to find her.

Njinga: The Warrior Queen by Janie Havemeyer, illustrated by Peter Malone. Biography for children ages 9 and up. A 17th century West African queen of kingdoms located in what is now Angola, Njinga fought to keep her people from slavery.

If I could only read one these books, I would probably pick "A Dangerous Inheritance" because I enjoy historical fiction. Which book would you choose?

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