The Rise and Fall of the House of Windsorby A. N. Wilson, Windsor
Divorce and separation. Steamy telephone tapes. Brewing custody battles. Embarrassing photographs. Is
"For those who seek coherence beyond the weekly wrap-up offered by PEOPLE magazine comes a book that ponders the deeper effects of this slow decline of the world's last great monarchy....An interesting overview of what has happened to royalty."
Divorce and separation. Steamy telephone tapes. Brewing custody battles. Embarrassing photographs. Is the House of Windsor self-destructing? The brilliant writer A.N. Wilson, whose biographies include C.S. Lewis and Toltoy, sets out to answer this vexing and fascinating question in his spectacular new book. An observer and writer of great style and an Englishman of particular opinions, Wilson is uniquely placed to rail about the royal follies even as he defends the monarchy's usefulness. He asserts that the Windsors have actually gained in political power under Elizabeth II, and puts all the naughty goings-on in a historical context. A riches-to-ruin saga as bizarre as any novel, THE RISE AND FALL OF THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR is by far the most intelligentand most surprisingaccount of the catastrophe that the Royal Family have brought on themselves.
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