THE QUEEN AND I

Market worth: 399

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THE QUEEN AND I

Townsend, author of the phenomenally successful Adrian Mole books, here brings off an audacious notion with considerable elan. She imagines a Britain where an unforgiving, newly elected Republican Party decides that the entire Royal Family must learn to live like other Britonsor in their case, like desperately poor lower-class Britons on a hideous housing estate in a pro Townsend, author of the phenomenally successful Adrian Mole books, here brings off an audacious notion with considerable elan. She imagines a Britain where an unforgiving, newly elected Republican Party decides that the entire Royal Family must learn to live like other Britonsor in their case, like desperately poor lower-class Britons on a hideous housing estate in a provincial city. A notable farceur, Townsend has terrific fun imagining how they would cope: the Queen buckles down sturdily, mindful of stiff-upper-lip duty Prince Philip goes to pieces and takes to his bed Margaret remains a royal pain, perpetually and irritably in search of a cigarette Diana haunts thrift shops for designer castoffs and snares a flashy West Indian boyfriend Charles, infatuated with a zaftig neighbor, gets involved in a brawl and is jailed , while his organic garden goes to pieces Anne copes stolidly, much helped by the gift of a horseand the Queen Mum, never quite aware of what is happening, dies peacefully in her little bungalow, and has a splendid horse-drawn funeral in a home-made coffin. Meanwhile Harris, the Queens corgi, runs wild with a pack of mongrels. The book is uproarious and touching by turns, with a perfect eye and ear for the class gulfs in Britain and the appalling lot of those at the bottom of the heap. Only a silly throwaway ending disappointsbut how else to end such a cautionary tale This was a huge seller in Britain, and should delight all royalty addicts here too.


Details
Title THE QUEEN AND I
Author Sue Townsend
ISBN-13 9780749313524
ISBN-10 0749313524
Publisher Arrow A Division Of Random House Group
Language English
Edition NA
Height 176 mm
Width 110 mm
Thickness 20 mm
Binding Paperback
Pages 320