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In this entertaining memoir, American-born but London-based writer Fine writes about her obsession with England and the English royal family. The book begins with her childhood struggles with hippie parents in small-town Colorado and then traces her determined steps from undergraduate life in Rochester, NY, to London, where she tenaciously pursues her quest to ensnare the Queen's oldest grandson, Peter Philips. Fine's writing is full of a witty and self-deprecating sense of humor. She openly shares her struggles in matching her dreams to reality. This is paralleled by the writing style, which cleverly mixes fairytale twists and girly preoccupations with London's gray realism. A strong and vivid character develops through heart-wrenching romantic encounters with British aristocracy, frustrations with the bureaucracy around living in a foreign country, tales of nightmare flatmates, and Fine's sincere questioning of her unshakable life goals. Recommended for public libraries.-Rebecca Bollen Manalac, Sydney, AustraliaCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.