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by Sue Townsend

Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Sue Townsend
ISBN: 0141010878
ISBN13: 978-0141010878
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin UK (November 26, 2002)
Pages: 320
Fb2 eBook: 1177 kb
ePub eBook: 1891 kb
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Family worries came crowding into her mind. The Queen whispered the prayer that Crawfie, her governess, had taught her, over sixty years ago

The Queen and I. 1991, EN. The Monarchy Has Been Dismantled; When a Republican party wins the General Election, their first act in power is to strip the royal family of their assets and titles and send them to live on a housing estate in the Midlands. Family worries came crowding into her mind. The Queen whispered the prayer that Crawfie, her governess, had taught her, over sixty years ago: If I should die before I wake. I pray the Lord my soul to take. As she took her last conscious breath before sleep overtook her, the Queen wondered what would happen to her and her family if a Republican Government were to be elected: it was the Queen’s nightmare.

Sue Townsend, The Queen and I. Thank you for reading books on BookFrom. Other author's books: True Confessions of Margaret Hilda Roberts Aged 14 . The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year. 2 902. 0. Published: 1992. Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years. Adrian Mole 07; The Lost Diaries 1999-2001. Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction.

The Queen left the room and walked along the corridors. The driver confided, Nobody in our house voted for ‘em. As she did so, she read the list of things she could take with her and the specifications of her new home. We always vote Conservative, always.

The Queen and I is a 1992 novel and play written by Sue Townsend, a fictional best-selling political satire revolving round the topic of republicanism in the United Kingdom. The setting is the United Kingdom, after the 1992 General Election, where the House of Windsor has just been deprived of its Royal status by the People's Republican Party and its members made to live like normal citizens.

Sue Townsend is celebrated as the author of the bestselling Adrian Mole series of books, read by millions around the world, as well as the bestseller, The Queen and I. She is also a print and television journalist. She lives in Leicester, England. Mass Market Paperback: 240 pages.

The Queen single-handedly got on with staying alive and being a rock for those marooned in Hellebore Close, aka Hell . I had only to read the publisher's blurb that Sue Townsend had written 'a wickedly funny and subversive novel for the Nineties' to put me in the wrong frame of mind.

The Queen single-handedly got on with staying alive and being a rock for those marooned in Hellebore Close, aka Hell Close, Flowers Estate, Middleton MI2 9WL. She was very nice and sensible and would survive each adversity. Download the new Indpendent Premium app. Sharing the full story, not just the headlines. What, I wondered, was so novel about turning the Royal Family upside down with another fable of riches to rags? Same jokes, different setting - you know the patter.

The Queen and I Sue Townsend For Gabrielle, Bailey and Niall AUTHOR’S NOTE The Queen and I is a work of fiction. tion or are used entirely fictitiously. Now, when thou wak’st, with thine own fool’s eyes peek William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream April 1 Uneasy Lies the Head The Queen was in bed watching television with Harris. It was election night, 1. 0 pm, Thursday 9 April 1992. Harris yawned, displaying his sharp teeth and liver-coloured tongue.

Sue Townsend was born in Leicester in 1946. Despite not learning to read until the age of eight, leaving school at fifteen with no qualifications and having three children by the time she was in her mid-twenties, she always found time to read widely. She also wrote secretly for twenty years. After joining a writers' group at The Phoenix Theatre, Leicester, she won a Thames Television award for her first play, Womberang, and became a professional playwright and novelist

The Queen and I book. Exchanging Buckingham Palace for a two-bedroomed semi in The Queen and I is the brilliantly funny novel by Sue Townsend, author of the Adrian Mole series. The monarchy has been dismantled.

The Queen and I book. When a Republican party wins the General Election, their first act in power is to strip the royal family of their assets and titles and send them to live on a housing estate in the Midlands.

Susan Lillian "Sue" Townsend (born 2 April 1946) is a British novelist, best known as the author of the Adrian Mole series of books. She has suffered from diabetes for many years, as a result of which she was registered blind in 2001, and has woven this theme into her work. Townsend was born in Leicester in 1946 and went to Glen Hills Primary school, where the school secretary was Mrs Claricotes, a name she used for the school secretary in the books.

This is a seminal comic masterpiece of our time, now published for the first time in Penguin. The monarchy has been dismantled. When a Republican party wins the General Election, their first act in power is to strip the royal family of their assets and titles and send them to live on a housing estate in the Midlands. Exchanging Buckingham Palace for a two-bedroomed semi in Hell Close (as the locals dub it), caviar for boiled eggs, servants for a social worker named Trish, the Queen and her family learn what it means to be poor among the great unwashed. But is their breeding sufficient to allow them to rise above their changed circumstance or deep down are they really just like everyone else?
Comments to eBook Queen and I
elektron
Funny account of what might happen if the Royal Family were completely tossed out into a public housing estate with no day-to-day knowledge of how the regular world works. When the going gets tough, the tough get going (for some). Others go a little bit nuts. This is not a mean spirited story. A good lesson for all of us; one never knows when one might suddenly become a fish out of water.
Tiv
Having grown up in England I loved reading this book! I especially like reading it out loud as I did recently when my husband was in hospital for 10 weeks. I tried to keep my voice down but the other men in his hospital room begged me to read louder so that they all could hear the story!! I read to them every morning. :)
Budar
Fun fictional story of Queen Elizabeth as a young grandmother in reduced circumstances. The characterizations of the royal family were spot-on!
Xar
An interesting parable about the royal family--and how adversity affects each member. The Queen seemed just right to me, some others not so much. But fun all the same.
Eng.Men
I usually enjoy Sue Townsend but unfortunately this story didn't "tick" the usual boxes for me. I think that its a "tongue in cheek" version that is meant to leave you thinking of the possibilities and that the world would be a better place if we treated each other with some respect as equals. I battled to get into the story and perhaps that because I wasn't prepared to "suspend my disbelief" that the situation could actually ever happen. So, not the best read for me but one may enjoy it if they are interested in how the royals would manage should they be abdicated from the thrown.
net rider
Very clever & witty! I wonder how royalty would really survive if they had to live like the rest of us?
Enditaling
great product
Very funny. Lighthearted.
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