If a supermarket tabloid ran to 390 pages and focused entirely on the British monarchy, it could pass for Fearon's book. The author, an English journalist, rehashes scandals and rumors dating back to Edward VII, trying to give the impression that he is unearthing new, suppressed information. In fact, he has simply pulled together the nasty bits from all the biographies published in the last ten years and then added a little gratuitous spice. Some of the incidents have been well documented in earlier works; others are apocryphal, and Fearon makes no attempt to provide supporting evidence for his claims. He believes that most of the recent scandals have been publicized and in some cases directed by the British Secret Service and other government agencies. Save your money.-- Katharine Galloway Garstka, Intergraph Corp., Huntsville, Ala.