The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor--The Truth and the Turmoil


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Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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6.5 X 9.1 X 1.5 inches | 2.0 pounds

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About the Author

Tina Brown is an award-winning writer, the former editor in chief of Tatler, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker, and the founder of The Daily Beast and of the live event platform Women in the World. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Diana Chronicles, and in 2017 she published The Vanity Fair Diaries, chosen as one of the best books of the year by Time, People, The Guardian, The Economist, Entertainment Weekly, and Vogue. In 2000 she was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for her services to journalism. She lives in New York City.


"Zingers crisscross these pages like tracer fire.... [Brown] becomes the ideal tour guide: witty, opinionated and adept at moving us smoothly from bedchamber to below stairs while offering side trips to the cesspits of the tabloid press, the striving world of second-tier celebrities and the threadbare lodgings of palace supernumeraries."--The Wall Street Journal

" . . . Frothy and forthright, a kind of 'Keeping Up With the Windsors' with sprinkles of Keats. . . . ."--The New York Times

"Addictively readable . . . the most essential book of the Markle interregnum."--The Washington Post

"Gripping . . . [The] real power of this book is the cumulative picture it builds of lives as they have to be lived by the rules and customs of the Windsor palaces."--The Daily Beast

". . . Brown is a deft and wily royal chronicler, marshaling a heavy arsenal of details into a wickedly edible narrative. Her cynical eye and free, indirect style sustain and synthesize a range of viewpoints, and she's retained the editor's knack for devastating capsule descriptions . . . an excellent primer for the unpredictable years to come."--The LA Times

"Clever, well-informed and disgustingly entertaining."--Times (UK)

"A motherlode of delectable royal gossip . . . Brown has produced a work both scholarly and scandalous that makes us think about what the post-Elizabethan world may bring, alternately amusing and horrifying us along the way . . . vivid and richly-embroidered."--The Independent UK

"A compulsive read . . . Brown's turn of phrase--honed by decades at the helm of Tatler, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker--is the stuff of The Queen and The Crown creator Peter Morgan's scriptwriting dreams."--Telegraph UK

"The devil is in the delicious detail . . . Brown tackles her subjects with the same brio she brought to her years as a highly regarded magazine editor . . . Her access to those who flit around the royals gives her writing an edgy authenticity."--Daily Mail

"Brown thrashes her way through absolutely everything that has happened to the family since the end of the last book in 1997 . . . Charles and Camilla are vividly brought to life in a series of well-researched stories and anecdotes."--Sunday Times (UK)

"It's hard to look away as Tina Brown delves into decades' worth of royal scandals."--Guardian (UK)