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Mrs Queen Takes the Train: A Novel (edition 2012)

by William Kuhn

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Title:Mrs Queen Takes the Train: A Novel
Authors:William Kuhn
Info:Harper (2012), Hardcover, 384 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:2012 challenge, borrowed book, library book, fiction, England, friendship, monarchy, Queen Elizabeth II, travel

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Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn


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A nice book. It has a '50s feel to it.

If you want 'nice' and no violence and a tale that is in no way gripping, this is the book for you.

I was sick at the time and needed a book to kill time; it succeeded. ( )
  Urquhart | Jun 6, 2015 |
It was a fun enough storyline, with interesting characters with different backgrounds. It really bugged me that the action kept jumping backward when the book switched persepctives though, to overlap with what had already been covered, at varying lengths (sometimes the same day was covered, sometimes the same hour). Also, there was jumping back years at a time with no indication. Finally, the ending was rather too nicely sewn up, with everyone going away in a pair. But I did appreciate the historical detail and local color. Oh, and there were small pictures randomly inserted. Different. Not sure how I feel about them. Not distracting, really, but not needed. An attempt to help the modern reader? If so, a bit patronizing. ( )
  MargaretPinardAuthor | May 23, 2015 |
This book was an absolute delight - highly recommended! ( )
  flusteredduck | Jan 10, 2015 |
A delightfully entertaining audiobook that imagines what would happen if Queen Elizabeth were to wander off on her own without informing her household where she was going. ( )
  vnesting | Oct 26, 2014 |
This book was an absolute delight. My husband, who usually doesn't care about this "royalty stuff", also read it and demanded an instant sequel to be written. I concur with that assessment.
It was a nice way to look into the inner workings of a usually hidden way of running the royal household! ( )
  yukon92 | Sep 13, 2014 |
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Kuhn has pulled off an entertaining ride inside the head of the Queen, enabling us to see her as she really is.

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Several years ago, on a dark afternoon in December, Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, and Her Other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth of Nations, Defender of the Faith, Duchess of Edinburgh, Countess of Merioneth, Baroness Greenwich, Duke of Lancaster, Lord of Mann, Duke of Normandy sat at her desk, frowning at a computer screen.
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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. When her royal attendants discovers she is missing, they set out to find her and bring her back before her absence becomes a national scandal.… (more)

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