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The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor

The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor
  

It would be hard to invent a group of personalities more extraordinary than the British Royal Family - known as 'The Firm' by Prince Philip. Looking at how the family really operates, this book reveals how they behave behind closed doors. It also questions what monarchy is for.

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ISBN 9780007102167
Barcode 9780007102167
Published 5 June 2006 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Junor, Penny
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ISBN-13 9780007102167
ISBN-10 000710216X
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Publication Date 5 June 2006
International Publication Date 4 July 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Junor, Penny
Category Biography & Autobiography: Royalty
World History: From C 1900 -
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
British & Irish History
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 265g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Windsor, Elizabeth, Windsor, Charles
NBS Text Biography: Royalty
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 941.0850922
Catalogue Code 52558

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It would be hard to invent a group of personalities more extraordinary than the British Royal Family - known as 'The Firm' by Prince Philip. With an eye on the past, present and future, this book takes an up-to-date look at how the family really operates and reveals how they behave behind closed doors. With showbiz stars and sporting celebrities now attracting the adulation once afforded to royalty, The Firm questions what monarchy is for. Is it a hangover from the past, an expensive anachronism, a relic of a bygone age of deference and hierarchy, or is it an important and relevant part of Britain in the 21st century - something that gives stability and continuity to the country, and richness and glamour to our national life in ways that a republic never could? If so, do the media mock, hound and criticize the Royal Family at their peril? Has Prince Charles sacrificed the throne for love? Could Prince William decide that the long lenses and the scrutiny of his private life is too high a price to pay? Penny will also look at how the dynamics of the royal household have changed over the last year and what repercussions these changes will have. Whilst in the hardback edition Penny Junor was able to discuss the implications of Charles and Camilla's marriage only two months after it was announced, the paperback promises to offer a host of new surprises and implication for the future of the House of Windsor, as well as an inside view of how The Firm have taken in their newest member. Whatever happens over the next year, we can be sure that Penny will update this paperback edition to make it an essential buy for anyone who has even a passing interest in Britain's most dysfunctional and fascinating family.

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Author's Bio

Penny Junor is a frequent commentator on the Royal Family on TV and in the press. She is the author of a number of bestselling royal and political biographies.

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