Sneak peek at October 2017 new royalty books

Not since December have I been able to feature so many books in a sneak peek! And this is just a sampling of what publishers have in store for royal watchers next month. (As always, publication dates are subject to change.)

The Crown by Robert Lacey. The official companion to the Netflix drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

Grace Kelly: Hollywood Dream Girl by Jay Jorgensen and Manoah Bowman. The career of actress Grace Kelly (later Monaco's Princess Grace) chronicled in photos.

Letters From St Petersburg by Chakrabongse Bhuvanath. Letters to and from one of King Chulalongkorn of Siam's sons during his time at the court of Russia's last tsar, Nicholas II.

Inside the Royal Wardrobe edited by Kate Strasdin. How Queen Alexandra, wife of British king Edward VII, used clothes to fashion her image.

So Great a Prince by Lauren Johnson. About the accession of English king Henry VIII in 1509.

The White King by Leanda de Lisle. Biography of executed British king Charles I.

The 'Sailor Prince' in the Age of Empire by Miriam Magdalena Schneider. About 19th century princes Alfred of Britain, Heinrich of Prussia, Valdemar of Denmark, and Georgios of Greece.

For the full list of new royalty books, visit the Books page in October. (You can go there right now to see all of August and September's new books.)

If I could only read one of the books listed above, I would have to pick So Great a King because of my addiction to books about Henry VIII. Which book would you choose?

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