Mrs Queen Takes the Train

Mrs Queen Takes the Train

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By (author) William Kuhn

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  • Publisher: HARPER PERENNIAL
  • Format: Paperback | 374 pages
  • Dimensions: 149mm x 214mm x 19mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 8 October 2013
  • ISBN 10: 0062208292
  • ISBN 13: 9780062208293
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 65,866

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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-emblazoned hoodie, the limber Elizabeth (thank goodness for yoga) walks out of Buckingham Palace and heads for King's Cross to catch a train to Scotland. But a colorful cast of royal attendants has discovered her missing. In uneasy alliance a lady-in-waiting, a butler, an equerry, a girl from the stables, a dresser, and a clerk from the shop that supplies Her Majesty's cheese set out to bring her back before her absence becomes a national scandal.Comic and poignant, fast-paced and clever, Mrs Queen Takes the Train tweaks the pomp of the monarchy, going beneath its rigid formality to reveal the human heart of the woman at its center.

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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."--Kirkus