A seminal comic masterpiece of our time, now published for the first time in Penguin.
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 andtitles 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?
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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)
Sue Townsend became Britain's bestselling author of the 1980s with her books THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13 3/4 and THE GROWING PAINS OF ADRIAN MOLE. She is the author of seven other novels, including THE QUEEN AND I and GHOST CHILDREN, andmost recently her collected journalism, THE PUBLIC CONFESSIONS OF A MIDDLE AGED WOMAN (AGED 55 3/4), was published in 2001. She is also well known as a playwright, and lives in Leicester.
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Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0141010878
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