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The Royals | [Kitty Kelley]

The Royals

They are the most chronicled family on the face of the globe. Their every move attracts headlines. Scores of books have tried and failed to penetrate the royal facade. Now Kitty Kelley has gone behind palace walls to provide the first three-dimensional, comprehensive, and evenhanded portrait of the men and women who make up the British Royal family.
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They are the most chronicled family on the face of the globe. Their every move attracts headlines. Scores of books have tried and failed to penetrate the royal facade. Now Kitty Kelley has gone behind palace walls to provide the first three-dimensional, comprehensive, and evenhanded portrait of the men and women who make up the British Royal family.

Kelley spent more than four years investigating the royal family. In addition to meticulous research into documented sources, she conducted hundreds of exclusive interviews with past and present employees of the royal household, royal friends and relations, courtiers, members of Parliament, and other intimate observers, raising the curtain on this most secretive family. Here are lonely royal children brought up without a proper education in isolated and artificial surroundings, 20th-century adolescents with 19th-century touchstones. Here are the sexual ambiguities, the alcoholism, gambling, and womanizing that were common in the House of Windsor long before Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer. No one is spared; here are the scandals of the last decades: the doomed marriages, and the husbands, wives, lovers, and children caught in their wake and damaged beyond repair.

Illuminating the Windsors' arrogance, naiveté , and lusts - as well as hard work, dedication, and ability to survive the most humiliating disclosures - The Royals is Kitty Kelley's richest, most iconoclastic, historically significant, and compelling work.

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  • kindle lover 46
    12/4/14
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    "excellennt better late than never"
    Where does The Royals rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    First book I have read from audible very controversial when first published in fact a German friend brought it to uk it was banned in Britain. Easy to dip into narrAtion.even if you have to take a lot of it with pinch o salt it is thought provoking .o


    What did you like best about this story?

    Old scandal and rumour. The fact that it can now be read shows just how much Times have changed


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Not really applicable. But I enjoyed reading about just how much the pomp has diminished


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was a shock to read just how much bowing and scraping went on.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought the quality of the diction very clear if this is typical of audible I will be very pleased

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  • Ann
    Newcastle, England
    8/2/14
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    "More accurate than the media drivel!"
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    I suspect Kitty Kelley received heavy criticism because her books reveal things that powerful people don't want revealed. Her sources here are former servants, formal documents and people who have witnessed interactions between each of these royals and others at public events. When the book was published, it was trashed as fantasy and rubbish. Since then solid evidence has come to light that confirms much of what Kelley wrote, including the two Royal children who were 'stored' in a psychiatric hospital until they died recently, this because their Learning Disabilities were considered an embarrassment.

    This book is well written and narrated.

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