The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 10-27-2017, 01:45 PM
tatianacressida's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Philadelphia, United States
Posts: 150
Lightbulb Stories about fictional royalty

I thought this would make for a fun thread because there are so many stories out there about made-up royals. Putting aside Meg Cabot, as I think we're all familiar with the Princess Diaries (very fun books, but lame movies, imo) we could still be here all day listing books that fit in this category. There's Danielle Steel's HRH, a book about a Liechtenstein princess. Steel explains why her princess of Liechtenstein is an HRH instead of an HSH by putting forth the notion of Christiana inheriting her mother's HRH status. Improbable, but ok. When I read it years ago, I was able to suspend disbelief and deal with it. I recently found a weird little book called Burbank Story: About a lot of things that, strange as it may seem, contains some royal characters. Two of the characters are the sons of a distant cousin of the Queen of Great Britain. And then there is another family of characters who are Finnish nobility. The ignorant characters living in California (Burbank ) keep referring to these Finnish nobles as royalty, so that's fun. The story is about an old Finnish fishmonger who by a strange turn of events ends up living in Burbank and creating a Museum of Finnish Culture. The author has an odd sense of humor, which I like mostly. A lot things in it are outlandish, but honestly, I couldn't put it down, and it was a very quick read. There's no "ending" either. At the "end," it says "to be continued," so I'm assuming the author has another installment in the works!
__________________

__________________
Tatiana Coco - Author and editor
Blog: https://tatianacressidacoco.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-27-2017, 04:36 PM
Osipi's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 10,205
This is a fun idea for a thread as there are good books out there that take royal persons and put them into fictional settings. I can think of two books right off the top of my head for this thread.

The first one is "Mrs. Queen Takes the Train" by William Kuhn. A delightful story of the adventures of HM, Queen Elizabeth when one day she gets the bright idea that she would like to see her yacht, The Britannia, once again. HM slips away into the world dressed in a hoodie and goes on an adventure. Panic ensues when HM is discovered missing and the entire book is just a joy to read. I actually learned about the book here on The Royal Forums from the author himself and was sent a copy of the book from him. From Goodreads:

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.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...akes-the-train

The second book is "Royal Secret" by John Bentley. It reads kind of like a historical puzzle similar to "The DaVinci Code" by Dan Brown. From Goodreads:

Following the death of an American bio-billionaire a thrilling exposé of mystery and intrigue links the power politics of today directly to the bisexual spy rings of Queen Elizabeth 1st. Through the eyes of a women seeking to uncover the truth of the death of the man she loves, The Royal Secret reveals the story of one of the world’s best known men whose rightful claim to the thrones of England and America has been concealed until this day.

From Washington to London to Paris and the castles of the Templars, Mrs G has only weeks in which to decrypt clues from the distant past of the Kaballah and the bloodline of Christ himself. As she delves into a world of mysticism she exposes modern science to criticism in its suppression of a superior occult intelligence known only to those who have ruled the world down the Centuries, as they still do today.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...e-royal-secret

I'll be back when I think of more books. Thanks for starting this thread.
__________________
I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.

~~~Ralph Waldo Emerson~~~
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Royalty (Fictional and Real) In Fictional Movies Josefine The Electronic Domain 138 07-07-2011 09:12 AM
"The Palace" fictional TV series, 2008 Beck The Electronic Domain 19 01-17-2008 10:47 PM




Popular Tags
archduchess marie astrid beatrice (1986- ) birthday camilla canada carl gustaf chris o'neill crown princess victoria crown princess victoria hats current events duke of york english books family far-right general news hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume infanta cristina infanta leonor infanta sofia iñaki urdangarín king felipe king felipe vi king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander letizia liechtenstein monarchy news pablo urdangarín portugal prince alexander prince carl philip prince daniel prince felix prince gabriel prince harry prince nicholas prince oscar princess alexandra of luxembourg princess beatrice princess claire of luxembourg princess diana lady spencer princess estelle princess leonore princess madeleine princess margaretha of luxembourg princess of asturias princess sofia princess victoria queen elizabeth ii queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen mathilde queen maxima queen silvia spain spanish jewels state visit stephanie sweden swedish royal family tiara uae wildlife victoria visit from spain zog



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:52 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018
Jelsoft Enterprises