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Royal Family

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Kristine F, Reviewer

Last updated on 03 Oct 2017

I Recommend This Book

Yes

Royal Family by Theo Aronson is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early October.

Compared to other British monarchy books that I've read, Aronson focuses on the 20th century (after the death of Queen Victoria) royal family, their interactions, mourning passed kings and queens, and their ascensions, rather than the totality of their reigns. I was especially fond of how each family member tried (and were successfully able) to balance their lives between the crown & its accompanying regalia and living as a normal person, and stories about the quirkier, the more outside-the-box family members, like Queen Alexandra, Prince George (Duke of Kent), and, naturally, Princess Margaret.