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    Description"The Queen and I" is the brilliantly funny novel by Sue Townsend, author of the "Adrian Mole" series. The Monarchy Has Been Dismantled. When a Republican party wins the General Election, their first act in power is to strip the royal family of their assets and titles and send them to live on a housing estate in the Midlands. Exchanging Buckingham Palace for a two-bed roomed semi in Hell Close (as the locals dub it), caviar for boiled eggs, servants for a social worker named Trish, the Queen and her family learn what it means to be poor among the great unwashed. But is their breeding sufficient to allow them to rise above their changed circumstance or deep down are they really just like everyone else? Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain's favourite comic writer for over three decades. "No other author could imagine this so graphically, demolish the institution so wittily and yet leave the family with its human dignity intact". ("The Times"). "Absorbing, entertaining ...the funniest thing in print since Adrian Mole". (Ruth Rendell, "Daily Telegraph"). "Kept me rolling about until the last page". ("Daily Mail"). Sue Townsend is Britain's favourite comic author. Her hugely successful novels include eight "Adrian Mole" books, "The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman (Aged 55 )", "Number Ten", "Ghost Children", "The Queen and I", "Queen Camilla" and "The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year", all of which are highly acclaimed bestsellers. She has also written numerous well-received plays. She lives in Leicester, where she was born and grew up.


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    Title
    The Queen and I
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sue Townsend
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780241958377
    ISBN 10: 0241958377
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 823.92
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    10 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Sue Townsend is Britain's favourite comic author. For thirty years, since the publication of The Secret Diaries of Adrian Mole Aged 13 in 1982, she has made us weep with laughter and pricked the nation's conscience. Seven further volumes of Adrian's diaries have followed, and all have been highly acclaimed bestsellers. She has also published five other popular novels and written numerous well-received plays. She lives in Leicester, where she was born and grew up.
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    No other author could imagine this so graphically, demolish the institution so wittily and yet leave the family with its human dignity intact The Times Kept me rolling about until the last page Daily Mail Laugh-out-loud funny Sunday Telegraph