Sneak peek: February 2011 royalty books

Lots of good royalty-themed books are coming our way in February! Here’s a sneak peek. As always, publication dates are subject to change.

Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace in a Time of Peril by King Abdullah II of Jordan. In a candid memoir, King Abdullah discusses the Israeli-Palestinian standoff, the Iraq war, and more.

William & Kate: Celebrating a Royal Engagement by Robin Nunn. Photos of Prince William and Kate Middleton by a leading royal photographer.

She Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth by Helen Castor. About Henry I’s daughter Matilda, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France, and Margaret of Anjou.

From Splendor to Revolution: The Romanov Women, 1847-1928 by Julia P. Gelardi. Four women of Russia’s Romanov dynasty who were forced to fight for their lives as war engulfed them.

The Female King of Colonial Nigeria: Ahebi Ugbabe by Nwando Achebe. Biography of an Igbo woman who became a king.

Pale Rose of England by Sandra Worth. Novel about the wife of Perkin Warbeck, who challenged Henry VII’s claim to the English throne.

The Tudor Secret by C. W. Gortner. A young man in the court of Edward VI investigates the young king’s disappearance.

The full list of new royalty books will be published on the Royal Books page on February 1.

All of the books listed above look interesting to me, but if I could only choose one of them to read it would probably be King Abdullah’s book because it’s not every day that a book by reigning monarch is published in English. Which book would you choose?

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