Sneak peek: September 2015 new royalty books

There's a pretty good selection of new royalty books coming our way next month. Here's your sneak peek. (As always, publication dates are subject to change.)

Backstairs Billy by Tom Quinn. Biography of William Tallon, who was the Queen Mother's devoted servant for more than 50 years.

The King's Private Army by Andrew Stewart. During the Second World War an elite bodyguard was established to protect the British royal family in the event of a German invasion.

Tea Fit for a Queen by Historic Royal Palaces. Stories and anecdotes about British royals and their connection to the tradition of afternoon tea. Includes more than 40 recipes.

England, Arise by Juliet Barker. The dramatic and shocking Peasants' Revolt of 1381 is the backdrop for this look at everyday life in the Middle Ages.

Shah Abbas by Sholeh Quinn. Shah Abbas (1597-1629) is the most well-known king of Iran's Safavid dynasty.

Game of Queens: A Novel of Vashti and Esther by India Edghill. Power, treachery, and romance at the court of King Ahasuerus of Persia.

Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius. This novel for teenagers imagines Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn as modern American high school students.

For the full list of new royalty books, visit the Books page on or after September 1.

If I could read only one of the books listed above, I would choose England, Arise because Juliet Barker's book about the Brontës was excellent… but I have to admit I'm also intrigued by the silly concept of Anne & Henry. Which book(s) would you choose?

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