Originally Posted by Osipi
There's two I'd recommend right of the top of my head.
1. The Final Curtsey: A Royal Memoir by the Queen's Cousin by Margaret Rhodes.
2. Not in Front of the Corgis: Secrets of Life Behind the Royal Curtains by Brian Hoey.
A suggestion I often make when recommending books is the "supplier" I most frequent for books and I'm actually a bookaholic. I use abebooks.com as its a site to find and buy used books on just about everything for a very low price. Most books I've gotten (and some are gorgeously like new, hard cover and beautifully bound such as Charles' "Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World" for less than $5 (USD).
Hope this helps.
Thank you for the suggestions! I was so excited to receive my copy of Queen Victoria's Granddaughters
and had every intention of ordering Queen Victoria's Grandsons
but found that Granddaughters
was very hard to read due to all of the of the editing mistakes. Just a warning if you happened to be thinking of reading them.
I'm a voracious reader and always looking for new things to fill my bookshelves but I'm currently keeping a list of royal-related books I'd like add to my collection. So, if anyone has more suggestions I'm happy to hear them! And, for the record, while I'm most interested in actual non-fiction or biography type books regarding the RF and royal history, I'm not above a good novel. I find the Phillipa Gregory novels around the Tudor court quite entertaining and I ordered a set of books from Amazon a couple of years ago that were pretty great light reading. They're by C.C. Benison and titled Death at Buckingham Palace
, Death at Windsor Castle
, and Death at Sandringham House
. I also enjoyed The Disappearance of Olivia
and Where is Olivia?
for a bit of royal related light fiction. Granted, the Phillipa Gregory novels are some pretty great books and the others I listed aren't exactly award winning and serious novels but they are enjoyable and make for wonderful snowy day reading. I'm also a massive fan of the Maggie Hope novels centered around the RF/WWII by Susan Elia MacNeal and if you haven't read them I highly recommend them. They're fabulous for snowy/rainy day reading.