Mrs Queen Takes The Train: A Novel

Mrs Queen Takes The Train: A Novel

Paperback | October 8, 2013

byWilliam Kuhn

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An absolute delight of a debut novel by William Kuhn—author of Reading Jackie:  Her Autobiography in BooksMrs Queen Takes the Train wittily imagines the kerfuffle that transpires when a bored Queen Elizabeth strolls out of the palace in search of a little fun, leaving behind a desperate team of courtiers who must find the missing Windsor before a national scandal erupts. Reminiscent of Alan Bennett’s The Uncommon Reader, this lively, wonderfully inventive romp takes readers into the mind of the grand matriarch of Britain’s Royal Family, bringing us an endearing runaway Queen Elizabeth on the town—and leading us behind the Buckingham Palace walls and into the upstairs/downstairs spaces of England’s monarchy.

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An absolute delight of a debut novel by William Kuhn—author of Reading Jackie:  Her Autobiography in Books—Mrs Queen Takes the Train wittily imagines the kerfuffle that transpires when a bored Queen Elizabeth strolls out of the palace in search of a little fun, leaving behind a desperate team of courtiers who must find the missing Wind...

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After decades of service and years of watching her family's troubles splashed across the tabloids, Britain's Queen is beginning to feel her age. An unexpected opportunity offers her relief: an impromptu visit to a place that holds happy memories—the former royal yacht, Britannia, now moored near Edinburgh. Hidden beneath a skull-emblaz...

William Kuhn is a biographer and historian, and the author ofReading Jackie,Democratic Royalism,Henry & Mary Ponsonby, andThe Politics of Pleasure. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts. This is his first novel. His next book, a work of historical fiction, explores the friendship over nearly forty years of Isabella Stewart Gardner and John...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:October 8, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062208292

ISBN - 13:9780062208293

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! This book is clever, quirky and fun. I received it as a Christmas gift and just loved it. Kuhn has a great writing style - very refreshing, as the previous reviewer said. I've always been interested in the monarchy but this (completely fictional) book puts the Queen in a totally new light! Even though it's all made up, Kuhn makes the reader see a "real person" in Queen Elizabeth. This is a great book to read along with a cup of tea at a coffee house or curled up at home. Loved it! I can't wait for Kuhn to put out another fictional book and I highly recommend giving this one a go!
Date published: 2014-01-03

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“Kuhn’s first novel ought to find an avid readership among the filmgoers who flocked to The King’s Speech and The Queen. . . . An affectionate, sympathetic but also unstinting look at the woman inside the sovereign.”