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Royal Affairs: A Lusty Romp Through the Extramarital Adventures That Rocked the British Monarchy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2008

    1000 Years of Royal British Sexcapades

    Publisher's Weekly has called Amanda Elyot 'a.k.a. Leslie Carroll' the 'historical romance queen'. Well, the Queen has now turned her attention to FACT in her non-fiction debut book 'ROYAL AFFAIRS: A Lusty Romp Through the Extramarital Adventures that Rocked the British Monarchy.' For devotees of salacious tabloids, this new book is a MUST READ! You won't believe the goings on among those royals! For fans of Showtime's THE TUDORS, or the popular novel and movie THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL, 'ROYAL AFFAIRS...' spotlights the REAL stories behind these beloved 'or reviled, depending on how you look at it' historical personalities. You have to believe me when I say the phrase 'truth is stranger than fiction' truly applies here! The actual shenanigans of these royal personages and their lovers, as Ms. Carroll wittily recounts, are frequently more exotic, exciting and passionate than those engaged in by their fictional counterparts. Just imagine our ancestors devouring every word of delicious gossip about the British royals of their time, as we've all digested every titillating word about Prince Charles, Princess Diana and royal mistress, Camilla, who hung on in and waited until she could be made an 'honest woman'. Political and economic gain - not love- were the reasons for royal marriages in bygone days. So, it's no wonder that many kings, queens, dukes and duchesses indulged their libidos outside of marriage. Ms. Carroll's meticulous research and penchant for detail recalls various forms of sexual encounters from flirtations and love letters to rampant sex with beautiful women'and men'who were more than willing to share their wares. If you want to have FUN, pick up a copy of ROYAL AFFAIRS... it will make a truly marvelous addition to your summer reading list. You might also pick up a few royal tips to add sparkle to your own sex lives.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Different view

    I read this a while ago but it was really good. It is a side you dont learn about in school

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2011

    Great Read

    Leslie Carroll does a wonderful job of putting together a wide varitey of Affairs that start in the dark ages and reach through to modern Royals. Perfect for those who only want to read one chapter and put it down and walk away, and save the rest for another time!

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  • Posted May 31, 2009

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    Amazing number of historical flashbacks

    This is a great book for those of us who love history and can give us a glimpse of another aspect of the lives of Royals, not generally known. This was particularly interesting to me as I work through our family genealogy and see who is legitimate and who is not!

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