Sneak peek: November 2014 new royalty books

November is almost here, and publishers have plenty of new books waiting for us in the new month! Here's a sneak peek. (As always, publication dates are subject to change.)

The Queen's Houses by Alan Titchmarsh. Takes readers on a tour of British royal residences and tells the personal family stories behind them. Illustrated.

Royal Gardens by Stéphane Bern, photos by Jean-Baptiste Leroux. An illustrated walk through some of the most beautiful royal gardens in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Eleanor of Castile: The Shadow Queen by Sara Cockerill. The wife of England's King Edward I, Eleanor was her husband's close adviser, ventured on Crusade, and endured captivity amid a civil war.

The Warrior King and the Invasion of France by Desmond Seward. English king Henry V, the Battle of Agincourt, and the campaign that shaped medieval England.

Elizabeth: Renaissance Prince by Lisa Hilton. This biography maps Elizabeth I's dramatic journey from timid newly-crowned queen to one of the most powerful monarchs ever to rule England.

Ambition and Desire by Kate Williams. The rags-to-riches life story of Josephine Bonaparte, first wife of Napoleon I.

The Prussian Princesses by John Van der Kiste. A biography of German kaiser Wilhelm II's younger sisters, Victoria, Sophie and Margaret.

The full list of new royalty books will be published on the Books page starting November 1.

If I could only read one of the books listed above, I think I'd pick Ambition and Desire for the simple reason that it looks like a good read. Which book would you choose?

One Reply to “Sneak peek: November 2014 new royalty books”

  1. Princesses rarely live happily ever after. The lives of the three youngest sisters of Kaiser Wilhelm prove this point.

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