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An absolute delight of a debut novel by William Kuhn—author of Reading Jackie:  Her Autobiography in BooksMrs Queen Takes the Train wittily imagines the kerfuffle that transpires when a bored Queen Elizabeth strolls out of the palace in search of a little fun, leaving behind a desperate team of courtiers who must find the missing Windsor before a national scandal erupts. Reminiscent of Alan Bennett’s The Uncommon Reader, this lively, wonderfully inventive romp takes readers into the mind of the grand matriarch of Britain’s Royal Family, bringing us an endearing runaway Queen Elizabeth on the town—and leading us behind the Buckingham Palace walls and into the upstairs/downstairs spaces of England’s monarchy.

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October 5th, 2013
This book is based on an interesting idea - how would the Queen get along on a train journey by herself. The author hands the situation well, making each event quite plausible. As well as the plot itself, I enjoyed the interaction of the various groups searching for her, as the class barriers softened or completely collapsed letting the real people emerge. Thoroughly enjoyable on several levels.
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