The queen and i review

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the queen and i review

The Queen & I by Sue Townsend

The Queen and I is the brilliantly funny novel by Sue Townsend, author of the Adrian Mole series.


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?
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The Queen & I

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Thank you! Liz--together with her handbag, hubby Philip, sister Margaret, Charles, Di, grandchildren, daughter Anne, and the Queen Mother--has been booted out of Buckingham Palace by the newly elected, antimonarchist People's Republican Party. But the unsceptered royal family makes do. For obvious reasons, Townsend's novel has been a big success in England. Readers on this side of the Atlantic will find it diverting, too--chaotic, silly, with no real harm meant. There was a problem adding your email address. Please try again.

In late , the Queen gave a speech in which she coined the phrase 'annus horribilis'. Translated into regular parlance as 'a shit year', the.
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Like most people in Britain, I feel like I've grown up knowing the royal family personally. However, this isn't due to watching endless clips of Liz waving at people or Charles thinking about biscuits; this is due to reading about their lives through the eyes of Sue Townsend. From Adrian Mole's short-lived infatuation with Sarah Ferguson, to the young Margaret Thatcher being convinced she was of royal birth, to an essay on why Prince Charles is likely shitting himself over being king, much of Townsend's work features ermine and waving in some form or another. Given this, it was inevitable that she would write a book about the royal family. The Queen And I is the reason I have to keep reminding myself that Prince Charles isn't really on the run from the police, and that Princess Anne isn't really married to a carpet fitter. It's , and Jack Barker's radical left wing Republican Party have just won a landslide victory at the general election.

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In late , the Queen gave a speech in which she coined the phrase 'annus horribilis'. Translated into regular parlance as 'a shit year', the monarch reflected on the marriage breaks-up of Prince Andrew and Princess Anne, Diana's tell-all revelations published by Andrew Morton, and the Windsor Castle blaze. Indeed, not the greatest 12 months of Elizabeth's reign, but at least her family wasn't booted out of Buck House after the election of the Republican Party. This is the premise of the Sue Townsend book from that very same year of , squished tightly here into 72 minutes of airtime. Led by new PM Jack Barker David Walliams, an ever-present on our Christmas small screens these days, it seems, whether you like it or not , Britain has decided it's time up for the regal spongers and while the nation's assets are sold off for an intensive programme of funding for schools, prisons and hospitals, the Windsor crew is immediately relocated to a council estate in the Midlands. The late Townsend described herself as politically 'to the left of Lenin', but she clearly had a soft spot for the royals, and is pretty much suggesting here that the country would fall apart without them.


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