Sneak peek: November 2011 royalty books

Plenty of interesting new books on royal topics will be coming our way next month! Here’s a sneak peek. As always, publication dates are subject to change.

Princess of Monaco’s Dress by Giorgio Armani. Prince Albert of Monaco married Charlene Wittstock on July 2nd, 2011. This book is a pictorial account of the making of the wedding dress.

Young Prince Philip by Philip Eade. The turbulent early life of the man who married Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen and I by Sydney Lehua Iaukea. The author delves into Hawaii’s historical archives and discovers her great-great-grandfather’s trusted position with Queen Lili’uokalani.

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie. Biography of an obscure German princess who became Russia’s empress and one of the most powerful women in history.

Vladimir the Russian Viking by Vladimir Volkoff. Biography of Vladimir the Great, ruler of Kievan Rus’, who founded the Russian state.

Saladin by Anne-Marie Eddé translated by Jane Marie Todd. Biography that presents a view of the Crusades from an Arab perspective.

The September Queen by Gillian Bagwell. An adventurous young woman helps England’s King Charles II escape from danger, falling in love with him in the process.

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

If I could only read one of the books listed above, it would have to be Catherine the Great because I enjoyed the author’s earlier book about Nicholas and Alexandra. Which book would you choose?

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