Tuesday, January 19, 2016

"The Queen and I," by Sue Townsend

"The Queen and I," by Sue Townsend
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-bedroomed 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?

I loved this book and found it so very funny.  Sue got each member of the Royal Family's character down pat.  Diana as the clothes horse, the Queen getting on with everything, Charles loving every minute of it and Anne mucking in with everyone else.  The neighbours were great and you could just imagine what they were thinking of their new Royal neighbours. 

This book was well thought out and made for a great read.  It also helps I am a huge fan of Sue Townsend.

Stars out of 5 : 5 If you love British humour, you'll love this book.  Well worth the read.

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