The Queen and I

The Queen and I

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By (author) Sue Townsend

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 20mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 10 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0241958377
  • ISBN 13: 9780241958377
  • Sales rank: 63,113

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"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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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