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Pub Date: 2013-10-08 Pages: 384 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins 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-pace...

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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 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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"You'll come away thinking Her Majesty, at least this fictional one, charming, caring, thoughtful and brave. . . . A delightful escape. We can only hope there are more train rides in Her Majesty's future."--USA Today

"Poignant and sweet, MRS QUEEN TAKES THE TRAIN is a comic study of the British class system, an unusual testament to the possibilities of friendship outside normal comfort zones and an affirmation of the humanity within all of us."--Richmond Times-Dispatch

"A delightful read, a bit of fiction (the train journey) set into nonfiction (everything else), and a sly look at how the monarchy is changing along with--or maybe two beats behind--the rest of Britain."--Minneapolis Star Tribune

"A witty, contemporary story of the Downton Abbey-esque tensions between servants and employers, the young and the old, and tradition and modernity."--Glamour.com

"This book is the perfect cup of tea for the year of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Give it to lovers of all things British. It's also a good bet for fans of Alexander McCall Smith."--Booklist

You ll come away thinking Her Majesty, at least this fictional one, charming, caring, thoughtful and brave. . . . A delightful escape. We can only hope there are more train rides in Her Majesty s future. --USA Today"

[A] charmer of a first novel. . . . This Elizabeth is delightful, slyly funny company. You ll never look at the real one the same way again. --People (3 ? stars)"

Poignant and sweet, MRS QUEEN TAKES THE TRAIN is a comic study of the British class system, an unusual testament to the possibilities of friendship outside normal comfort zones and an affirmation of the humanity within all of us. --Richmond Times-Dispatch"

A witty, contemporary story of the Downton Abbey-esque tensions between servants and employers, the young and the old, and tradition and modernity. --Glamour.com"

This book is the perfect cup of tea for the year of the Queen s Diamond Jubilee. Give it to lovers of all things British. It s also a good bet for fans of Alexander McCall Smith. --Booklist"

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