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Mrs Queen Takes the Train: A Novel (edição: 2012)

de William Kuhn (Autor)

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After decades of service and years of watching her family's troubles splashed across the tabloids, Britain's Queen is beginning to feel her age. An unexpected opportunity offers her relief: an impromptu visit to a place that holds happy memories-- the former royal yacht, Britannia, now moored near Edinburgh. When her royal attendants discovers she is missing, they set out to find her and bring her back before her absence becomes a national scandal.… (mais)
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Título:Mrs Queen Takes the Train: A Novel
Autores:William Kuhn (Autor)
Informação:Harper (2012), 384 pages
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Mrs. Queen Takes the Train de William Kuhn

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This may not be serious literature, but it made me laugh and smile all the way through my reading of it. For once, it was great to have a book that made me feel good about life and its possibilities. The portrayal of Elizabeth II is, as far as I can tell, accurate in a way that many tabloid depictions are not. ( )
  larrybenfield | Jul 14, 2021 |
This is a perfectly charming book about Queen Elizabeth II who is having a bad day & decides that she just needs to get away for a while, and the ensuing panic she induces in the Royal household.

The Queen has been depressed and feeling irrelevant since the death of Princess Diana. The world seems to be moving away from the steady values she was raised to believe were eternal. And even worse, the government is examining her expenses. The Royal Yacht has been decommissioned, and now there is talk of taking her train away.

One day she wanders to the Windsor stables to feed carrots to her favorite horse and it starts to sleet. The young woman working in the stables loans the Queen her hoodie to walk back to the castle. But the Queen doesn’t walk to the castle. Instead she walks to a cheese shop in town to buy th4 horse the cheese it loves. There she starts a conversation with the Indian shopkeeper and well…one thing leads to another and the queen decides she needs to go to Edinburgh and visit her old yacht, Britannia, that is now docked there as a museum.

This sets off a comedic chase with the Queen, not being recognized by anyone in her strange outfit, mingles with normal people and begins to enjoy herself. Meanwhile, her members of her Household madly chase after her, and in doing so, learn more about themselves.

This book was a marvelous antidote to our actual real world. ( )
  etxgardener | May 29, 2021 |
A delightful read! It fits with the genre with all those books about senior citizens robbing banks and climbing out windows, but better because it's not nearly as campy. It also fits with fictional versions of the monarchy, with such detail and realism that it is possible to forget this is fiction and not biography. There's a bit of romance of all sorts (young love, LGBTQ, platonic). Animal rights and racism are also touched on, as well as some other hot-button topics, so this one really hits all the targets. And it's enjoyable! Who'd have guessed.
It's been compared to [b:The Uncommon Reader|1096390|The Uncommon Reader|Alan Bennett|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1317064291s/1096390.jpg|1792422] which is even referenced in Mrs Queen Takes the Train, but this book is much much better if you're looking for a story about the monarch specifically. There's a lot about royal protocol and tradition, and many references to Queen Victoria. ( )
  LDVoorberg | Nov 22, 2020 |
Queen Elizabeth takes off for Scotland solo, pursued by the attendants who care for her. Funny, well written. Great read for Anglophiles or for the beach this summer. ( )
  AnaraGuard | Nov 1, 2020 |
3.5 This is a charming book with quirky characters and a quirky plot line. I think that the author could have given us more character development; it felt like he was rushed in trying to fit in the back stories and motivation for each. Still, I recommend the book. It was a fun read and something a little different--it's not every day Queen Elizabeth walks out of the palace incognito in a black hoodie and then proceeds to travel to Scotland on her own. ( )
  tkcs | Feb 23, 2019 |
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Kuhn has pulled off an entertaining ride inside the head of the Queen, enabling us to see her as she really is.
 

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Several years ago, on a dark afternoon in December, Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, and Her Other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth of Nations, Defender of the Faith, Duchess of Edinburgh, Countess of Merioneth, Baroness Greenwich, Duke of Lancaster, Lord of Mann, Duke of Normandy sat at her desk, frowning at a computer screen.
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After decades of service and years of watching her family's troubles splashed across the tabloids, Britain's Queen is beginning to feel her age. An unexpected opportunity offers her relief: an impromptu visit to a place that holds happy memories-- the former royal yacht, Britannia, now moored near Edinburgh. When her royal attendants discovers she is missing, they set out to find her and bring her back before her absence becomes a national scandal.

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