Sneak peek: January 2012 new royalty books

January is going to be a big month for new royalty books! Here’s a sneak peek:

Lost Kingdom by Julia Flynn Siler. Hawaii’s last queen, the sugar kings, and America’s first imperial adventure.

Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith. Biography of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Real Elizabeth by Andrew Marr. A "surprising and very personal" biography of Queen Elizabeth II.

Sister Queens by Julia Fox. Dual biography of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile.

Philip of Spain, King of England by Harry Kelsey. The life of Spain’s King Philip II, who married England’s Queen Mary I and took a keen interest in ruling her kingdom.

Alix and Nicky by Virginia Rounding. A deeply personal study of the last tsar of Russia’s marriage.

The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak. Tells the story of Catherine the Great’s rise to power in Russia through the eyes of a servant. (Fiction.)

A complete list of new royalty books will be published on the Royal Books page on January 1. As always, publication dates are subject to change.

All of these books interest me, but if I had to pick just one to read, it would have to be Sister Queens because I like reading about Catherine of Aragon (first wife of Henry VIII). Which book would you choose?

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