Game of Crowns

Game of Crowns

Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the Throne

Book - 2016
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of William and Kate and The Day Diana Died takes a compulsively readable look into the relationships and rivalries of Queen Elizabeth, Camilla Parker Bowles, and Kate Middleton.

One has been famous longer than anyone on the planet--a wily stateswoman and an enduring symbol of a fading institution. One is the great-granddaughter of a king's mistress and a celebrated homewrecker who survived a firestorm of scorn to marry her lover and replace her arch rival, a beloved twentieth-century figure. One is a beautiful commoner, the university-educated daughter of a self-made entrepreneur, a fashion idol, and wife and mother to two future kings.

Master biographer Christopher Andersen takes readers behind palace walls to examine the surprising similarities and stark differences among three remarkable women--Queen ElizabÐ Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; and Princess Kate. Andersen reveals what transpires within the royal family away from the public's prying eyes; how the women actually feel about each other; how they differ as lovers, wives, and mothers; and how they are reshaping the landscape of the monarchy in this addictive read that will shock even those who are spellbound by the royal palace.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2016
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476743950
1476743959
9781476743974
1476743975
Branch Call Number: B EL48A 2016
Characteristics: viii, 341 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Opinion

From Library Staff

Like Bartlett in KING CHARLES III, Andersen imagines the day of Queen Elizabeth’s death and speculates on the fate of the monarchy. His dishy biography takes readers inside the palace walls and into the lives of the women and men of the royal family.


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polocaine
Jan 22, 2017

Horrible really,
Just rehashed old people magazine articles.
Didn't even get the date of Prince William's birthday right. (Check page 88)
So that tells you the level of accuracy or real facts in stories.

multcolib_susannel Jul 25, 2016

What will happen when Queen Elizabeth II dies? Will Phillip become king? Will he abdicate in favor of his son William? what parts do Camilla and Kate play?

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mswrite
Jul 08, 2016

Meh. For the most ardent Anglophiles only.

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PearlyKayAm1
May 08, 2016

The pages outlining what each participant will think/do when Queen Elizabeth dies were a complete waste of time. The rest of it was gossipy speculation. Nothing in this book makes me want to read anything else this author has written.

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thebritlass
Apr 15, 2016

Very interesting - a mix of fact and speculation that, for those who haven't really followed any of the "insider information" released in recent years, provides a documented, detailed, and contrasting look at the recent years of Elizabeth, Camilla, and Kate, as well as possibilities for the very near future...

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