April 2018 - Books About Royalty

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It's finally happening - Prince Harry of England is getting married! To celebrate the upcoming Royal Wedding, we've gotten together some of our favorite books, both fiction and nonfiction, about the wonderful (and sometimes sordid) lives of royalty around the world. 


Marion Lennox
Call Number: LP FIC Len
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Frances Wood
Call Number: 931.04 Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Sarah Bradford
Description: Draws on interviews with individuals closest to the late princess to discuss her life behind the scandals, tracing her courtship with Prince Charles, transformation into a high-profile public figure, and the role of Camilla Parker Bowles in the collapse of her marriage.
Call Number: B Dia
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
C. J Sansom
Call Number: FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Darren McGrady
Call Number: 641.5942 McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Jung Chang
Description: In this biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Empress Dowager Cixi fought against monumental obstacles to change China. Under her the ancient country attained virtually all the attributes of a modern state: industries, railways, electricity, telegraph, and an army and navy with up-to-date weaponry.
Call Number: B Cix
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Katie Nicholl, Charlotte Parry
Description: Features interviews with friends, former courtiers and those who have worked with the prince. Nicholl explores Harry's relationship with his family, in particular, the Queen, his father, stepmother, and brother. She uncovers new information about his former girlfriends and chronicles his romance and engagement to Meghan Markle.
Call Number: 941.086 Nic
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Rhys Bowen
Description: Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, daughter to the Duke of Atholt and Rannoch, is flat broke. When her brother cuts off her allowance, she leaves Scotland, and her fiancé Fish-Face, for London, where she has: a) worked behind a cosmetics counter-and gotten sacked after five hours b) started to fall for a quite unsuitable minor royal c) made some money housekeeping (incognita, of course), and d) been summoned by the Queen to spy on her playboy son. Then an arrogant Frenchman, who wants her family's 800-year-old estate for himself, winds up dead in her bathtub. Now her most important job is to clear her very long family name.
Call Number: LP FIC Bow
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Jonathan Beckman
Description: In 1785, a sensational trial began in Paris that would divide the country and captivate Europe. A leading Catholic cardinal and scion of one of the most distinguished families in France stood accused of forging the queen's signature to obtain the most expensive piece of jewelry in Europe: a 2,800-carat diamond necklace. Where were the diamonds? Was the cardinal innocent? Was, for that matter, the queen? The revelations from the trial would bedevil the French monarchy as the country descended into a bloody revolution.
Call Number: 944.035 Bec
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Pearl S. Buck
Description: The story of the last Empress of China.
Call Number: FIC Buc
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Peggielene Bartels, Eleanor Herman, J. Karen Thomas
Description: "King Peggy" is the charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an impoverished fishing village on the west coast of Africa.
Call Number: B Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Julia Flynn Siler
Description: Deftly weaving together a memorable cast of characters, "Lost Hawaii" brings to life the ensuing clash between a vulnerable Polynesian people and relentlessly expanding capitalist powers. Portraits of royalty and rogues, sugar barons, and missionaries combine into a sweeping tale of the Hawaiian Kingdom's rise and fall. At the center of the story is Lili'uokalani, the last queen of Hawai'i.
Call Number: 996.9 Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Robert K. Massie
Call Number: 920 Mas
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Leslie Carroll
Description: Chronicles the bad behavior of the infamous marriages of crowned heads of Europe, including Russia's Peter II and Catherine the Great, France's Henri II and Catherine de Medici, and England's Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitane.
Call Number: 940 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Jeremy Paxman
Call Number: 941 Pax
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Penny Junor
Description: An in-depth portrait of William, the man who will be King of England-- and the story of his relationship with the woman who will be his queen.
Call Number: B Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
A. E Moorat
Description: London, 1838. Queen Victoria is crowned; she receives the orb, the scepter, and an arsenal of bloodstained weaponry. If Britain is about to become the greatest power of the age, there's the small matter of the undead to take care of first--and to her surprise, the queen is the one person who can hunt them down. Can she dedicate her life to saving her country when her heart belongs to Prince Albert?
Call Number: FIC Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Georgette Heyer
Description: Follows Charles II's daring flight to France in 1651 after Cromwell's forces defeated the king at the Battle of Worchester. For six weeks, Charles' life was in danger as he hid in the English countryside disguised as a servant, unable to find a way across the heavily guarded borders. Two young women were insturmental in his eventual escape, and one of them became a lifelong friend of the exiled king.
Call Number: LP FIC Hey
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Fiona McIntosh
Call Number: FIC McI
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Marcello Morelli
Call Number: 728.82 Roy
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Tammy Johnson
Description: Hidden away for more than fourteen years, Thea James was presumed dead by most, killed in the fire that burned the royal palace. But Ronin Parrish knows the truth and so does the person who murdered Thea's father, the king. Ronin takes his new duty as Thea's bodyguard seriously. After all, she's the only one who can clear his father of the king's murder. It doesn't matter that the princess's beauty and strength draw him to her. To a commoner like him, she can never be more than a mission. Now he's in a race to restore the princess to her rightful place on the throne before the unknown killer prematurely ends her reign.
Call Number: FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Stephen P. Barry
Call Number: 920 Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Emma Chase
Description: Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka 'His Royal Hotness,' is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant-- hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you. Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn't bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face. Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants.
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Vanessa Kelly
Description: Accomplished spy Aden St. George is tasked with guarding Vivien Shaw, vibrant lady of the ton, but then comes the hard part--resisting her beauty.
Call Number: FIC Kel
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Eleanor Herman
Call Number: LP 940 Her
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Emily Holleman
Call Number: FIC Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Candace Fleming
Call Number: YA 920 Fle
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Philippa Gregory
Description: "Regarded as yet another threat to the volatile King Henry VII's claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York (known as the White Princess) and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter--Sir Richard Pole. For his loyalty, Sir Richard is entrusted with the governorship of Wales, but Margaret's contented daily life is changed forever with the arrival of Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. Margaret soon becomes a trusted advisor and friend to the honeymooning couple, hiding her own royal connections in service to the Tudors. After the sudden death of Prince Arthur, Katherine leaves for London a widow, and fulfills her deathbed promise to her husband by marrying his brother, Henry VIII. Margaret's world is turned upside down by the surprising summons to court, where she becomes the chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. But this charmed life of the wealthiest and "holiest" woman in England lasts only until the rise of Anne Boleyn, and the dramatic deterioration of the Tudor court."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Gre
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Ian Lloyd
Description: A behind-the-scenes look at the private and public moments leading to the birth of Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge on July 22, 2013. Includes an album of House of Windsor royal babies and christenings from the past.
Call Number: 920 Llo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Higasa Akai, Amanda Haley, Abigail Blackman
Call Number: YA FIC Aka
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan
Description: "American Rebecca Porter was never one for fairy-tales. Her twin sister Lacey was always the romantic, the one who daydreamed of being a princess. But it's adventure-seeking Bex who goes to Oxford and meets dreamy Nick across the hall, and thus Bex who accidentally finds herself in love with the eventual heir to the British throne. Nick is everything she could have imagined, but Prince Nicholas has unimaginable baggage: grasping friends, a thorny family, hysterical tabloids tracking his every move, and a public that expected its future king to marry a native. On the eve of the most talked-about wedding of the century, Bex reflects on what she's sacrificed for love--and exactly whose heart she may yet have to break"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Coc
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
James Patterson, Rees Jones
Description: Private is the most elite detective agency in the world. But when kidnappers threaten to execute a royal family member in front of the Queen, Jack Morgan and his team have just twenty-four hours to stop them. Or heads will roll, literally.
Call Number: FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Jennifer Reed, Brenda Lange
Call Number: 920 Ree
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Fiona Buckley
Description: In London, a Catholic plot is brewing against Queen Elizabeth I. Luckily for the Protestant monarch, the plot is uncovered by her lady-in-waiting, Ursula Blanchard, a young widow making her debut as a sleuth.
Call Number: FIC Buc
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
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A Royal Marriage Of Convenience [Large Print]
Marion Lennox
LP FIC Len
Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter
A. E Moorat
FIC Moo
A Treasury Of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories Of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, And Emperors
Michael Farquhar
920 Far
Royal Escape [Large Print]
Georgette Heyer
LP FIC Hey
China's First Emperor And His Terracotta Warriors
Frances Wood
931.04 Woo
Royal Exile
Fiona McIntosh
FIC McI
Diana
Sarah Bradford
B Dia
Royal Palaces
Marcello Morelli
728.82 Roy
Dissolution
C. J Sansom
FIC San
Royal Rescue
Tammy Johnson
FIC Joh
Eating Royally
Darren McGrady
641.5942 McG
Royal Secrets: The View From Downstairs
Stephen P. Barry
920 Bar
Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Jung Chang
B Cix
Royally Screwed
Emma Chase
FIC Cha
Harry: Life, Loss, And Love [Audiobook]
Katie Nicholl, Charlotte Parry
941.086 Nic
Secrets For Seducing A Royal Bodyguard
Vanessa Kelly
FIC Kel
Her Royal Spyness [Large Print]
Rhys Bowen
LP FIC Bow
Sex With The Queen: 900 Years Of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers, And Passionate Politics [Large Print]
Eleanor Herman
LP 940 Her
How To Ruin A Queen: Marie Antoinette And The Diamond Necklace Affair
Jonathan Beckman
944.035 Bec
The Drowning King
Emily Holleman
FIC Hol
Imperial Woman
Pearl S. Buck
FIC Buc
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, & The Fall Of Imperial Russia
Candace Fleming
YA 920 Fle
In The Royal Manner: Expert Advice On Etiquette And Entertaining From The Former Butler To Diana, Princess Of Wales
Paul Burrell
642.4 Bur
The King's Curse [Large Print]
Philippa Gregory
LP FIC Gre
King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, And The Inspiring Story Of How She Changed An African Village [Audiobook]
Peggielene Bartels, Eleanor Herman, J. Karen Thomas
B Bar
The New Royal Family: Celebrating The Arrival Of Prince George Of Cambridge
Ian Lloyd
920 Llo
Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, The Sugar Kings, And America's First Imperial Adventure
Julia Flynn Siler
996.9 Sil
The Royal Tutor. 01
Higasa Akai, Amanda Haley, Abigail Blackman
YA FIC Aka
Nicholas And Alexandra
Robert K. Massie
920 Mas
The Royal We
Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan
FIC Coc
Notorious Royal Marriages: A Juicy Journey Through Nine Centuries Of Dynasty, Destiny, And Desire
Leslie Carroll
940 Car
The Royals
James Patterson, Rees Jones
FIC Pat
On Royalty: A Very Polite Inquiry Into Some Strangely Related Families
Jeremy Paxman
941 Pax
The Saudi Royal Family
Jennifer Reed, Brenda Lange
920 Ree
Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King
Penny Junor
B Wil
To Shield The Queen
Fiona Buckley
FIC Buc