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Mrs ueen Takes the Train

A lively witty debut novel reminiscent of Alan Bennett's An Uncommon Reader following ueen Elizabeth as she surreptitiously strolls out of the palace for a little respite from her duties and the small band of courtiers who set out to find her before a national scandal explodesAfter decades of service and years of watching her family's troubles splashed across the tabloids ueen Elizabeth needs some proper cheering up An impromptu visit to the place that holds her happiest memories the former royal yacht Britannia moored i. Mrs ueen Takes The Train is the first novel by American biographer historian author and self confessed Anglophile William Kuhn Not feeling uite her usual self The ueen pops down to the Mews to check on Elizabeth the mare born on her own birthday Then in a hoodie borrowed from Rebecca the young stable lass she sets off to Paxton and Whitfield OK this is not the actual shop she went to this is the Stratford upon Avon branch to get some of the mare s favourite cheddar before heading to King s Cross station The Royal Yacht Britannia is moored up in Leith and she feels maybe a visit to one of her happy places might improve her mood And seeing as that irritating Prime Minister is telling her the Royal Train is too costly to maintain she ll take the Great North Eastern Railway to Edinburgh Waverley When the Palace staff realise she s missing their first concern is for her safety They do however want to minimise any sensationalist tabloid headlines so a loyal young euerry joins forces with a senior butler a lady in waiting The ueen s Dresser Rebecca from the Mews and budding poet and cheese seller Etonian Rajiv Laroia to track her down whilst keeping an aggressive MI5 at bay Kuhn s narrative jumps from the present to past events as The ueen reminisces and as the other major characters are fleshed out Kuhn touches on some topical subjects racial prejudice the relevance of the monarchy depression post traumatic stress disorder ageing the cost of rail travel homosexuality in the forces fox hunting and the cost of maintaining tradition Yoga cheddar cheese a blind couple an Alsatian named Hohenzollern a much pierced youth Julie Andrews a social worker ueen Beatrix of the Netherlands Shakespeare s Henry V a late night tea van and a Hermes scarf all play a part This novel has plenty of laugh out loud moments much dry wit and also the odd lump in the throat moment Kuhn s characters are easy to like and than one dimensional Kuhn s version of The ueen is wholly credible This novel is an absolute pleasure to read and fans will be hoping for from Kuhn soon

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N Leith Scotland is just the cure she needs Hidden beneath a skull emblazoned hoodie the limber Elizabeth thank goodness for yoga walks out of Buckingham Palace into the freedom of a rainy London day to catch the train to Scotland at King's Cross But an unlikely sextet of royal attendants a lady in waiting a butler an euerry a mistress of the Mews a dresser and a clerk from the shop that serves the ueen's cheese join together to find their missing monarch and bring her back before her absence sets off a national scandalM. The Good Stuff Delightfully odd and uniuely refreshing Richly developed unusual characters who feel very real Makes you realize that the ueen is a living human being and not just a figure head yes this is a fictionalized version of the ueen but still Discusses race class differences but in a non preachy in your face sort of way almost light and playful but at the same time makes you see the absurdity of judging someone based on race or class Hope that makes sense probably should have taken the cold medicine AFTER I finished this review Adored the character of Rajiv and found his back story intriguing don t want to put any spoilers but his interactions with other characters in terms of his race are funny yet sad and true The ueen s journey is that of most women dealing with mid life crisis depression and the age old uestion of Did I do any good in this life Found myself wondering actually how the ueen feels and what makes her happy Actually learned a few things about the inner workings of the Royal Household A wonderful healing journey Within characters various discussions they discuss frankly serious issues such as homosexuality post traumatic stress and depression again never done in a preachy way just matter of fact and out in the open The Not So Good Stuff Jumps around a lot which I found uite disconcerting but hey I was also very sick while reading so take that with a grain of salt Felt the yoga bits didn t really work that they were just thrown in to make it even uirkier but hey it could be that I just couldn t imagine HRH actually doing a child s poseFavorite uotesPassagesShe recalled with shame how little she d taken it seriously when Diana Wales was suffering from depression None of them had In her depression was only something that soldiers returning from battle suffered shell shock yes but everyone felt dejected every now and again You didn t take medicine for it You pulled up your socks Went for a walk The whole Diana business had taught her that depression was an illness and that there were drugs that would help if it didn t lift after a month or two of feeling unhappy This time it was Anne s turn to shoot Luke a resentful glance He was after all a young man of about her nephew s age and sometimes she wondered whether all young men weren t in league against all old ladies Young men hadn t looked at her on the street for a long time and she still minded Now he d inherited the earldom and was old enough to stand in the pulpit he thought he could give her a lecture in how to behave That was gratitude for you Had she the power she certainly would have thrown him in the Tower at that moment But no she was uite powerless she had to do as she was toldWho ShouldShouldn t Read Wonderful book for a book club Would lead to fabulous discussions on the Monarchy Depression public figures fame racism class Would definitely appeal to those fascinated by the British Monarchy Keeping my copy for when my Mother in Law comes to visit as I think she would really enjoy this one455 Dewey sI received this from HarperCollins as part of our Indigo Insiders program am in no way reuired to review A Village Affair / A Passionate Man / The Rectors Wife the cure she needs Hidden beneath a skull emblazoned hoodie The Relate Guide to Sex in Loving Relationships the limber Elizabeth Salvage thank goodness for yoga walks out of Buckingham Palace into Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, the freedom of a rainy London day Mo Hayder 2-Book Bundle the Broken Horse (Saddle Club, train Sarah Keys Back Sufferers Bible to Scotland at King's Cross But an unlikely sextet of royal attendants a lady in waiting a butler an euerry a mistress of Will in the World the Mews a dresser and a clerk from How Baking Works that serves The Summer House together The Seance to find Crap Crimes their missing monarch and bring her back before her absence sets off a national scandalM. 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Rs ueen Takes the Train offers a fresh new look at a seemingly arcane institution and a woman who wonders if she too has become a relic of the past William Kuhn paints a charming yet biting portrait of British social political and generational rivalries between servants and royals the monarchy and the government the old and the young Humorous and poignant fast paced and clever this delightful debut tweaks the pomp of the British monarchy going beneath its rigid formality to reveal the human heart of the woman at its cent. It s like that movie Baby s Day Out 1994 or less flippantly Roman Holiday 1953 also Chasing Liberty 2004 man they do this kind of thing a surprising lot in the moviesWhy wasn t this released during the Olympics when people were Anglo jonesing Or right after when they had the Anglo munchies This far out I think we re all just Anglo over it Except for me I m an Anglo slut And no I do not think I m clever or creative Mrs ueen Takes the Train is such a cute book I mean the ueen does yoga That is a wrinkly cute splosion I wish Kuhn had included some moments of this invented mythos At least I think it s invented a uick google reveals nothing concrete Apparently Kuhn did a lot of research for this which I know because he shoves it all in to prove this I get that but if he did his homework he wouldn t need to shove The research should inform the writing and not dictate content so much It is the invented moments the yoga the sweet but stern voice the ueen s majority gay male staff is that real because if so haha and awesome that make the book shine The real moments revealed by research have such a heady deja vu feeling that makes them feel perfunctory Also he totally took that Annie Leibovitz thing from the brouhaha over the Beeb editing that trailer to that documentary and from the doc itself The other characters have their own charm except for Rajiv boy did I hate Rajiv The upstairs downstairs ness of their relationships is a bit too deliberate The same could be said for the structure which flings the two opposites together with such force that we can see the wires as they herky jerk their way to the finish It didn t really hinder my enjoyment though It s obvious but oh well Also I hated Rajiv That s my own pettiness though He had redeeming ualities as a character Was it just me was he supposed to be the hero of the whole thing Kuhn seemed to love him He was the only character who didn t really get put in hisher place Maybe I just think that because he annoyed meMy one big complaint is the length of the chunks each character gets It seems like they just get going and then whoosh we re off to the next one There s seven characters and instead of a pleasing Altman esue uality it produces a speed dating uality I think one section is literally two or three pages And then we have the Diana ness This sort of goes along with the invention argument Just because a lot of the material about the ueen and the monarchy talks about Diana does that mean the ueen actually obsesses as much about Diana as the media does I wouldn t think so but what do I know It was just a lot of obsessing but if Kuhn s point was to bring the ueen back to Earth to say that she s one of us not me though I m Texan ya ll maybe he s saying that her Diana obsession makes her no different than the bourgeoisie Imagine that the ueen is just a dotty old lady wearing a skull hoodie


10 thoughts on “Mrs ueen Takes the Train

  1. says:

    2 12 stars I was EXCITED to read this novel I EXPECTED to like this novel I WANTED to like this novel I did not like this novelIf yo

  2. says:

    ueen Elizabeth is feeling a bit low when she walks over to her London stables to visit her horses on a particularly blustery day Young

  3. says:

    Mrs ueen Takes The Train is the first novel by American biographer historian author and self confessed Anglophile William Kuhn Not feeling uite her usual self The ueen pops down to the Mews to check on Elizabeth t

  4. says:

    The Good Stuff Delightfully odd and uniuely refreshing Richly developed unusual characters who feel very real Makes you realize that the ueen is a living human being and not just a figure head yes this is a fictionalized version of the ueen but still Discusses race class differences but in a non preachy in your face sort of way almost light and playful but at the same time makes you see the absurdity of judging someone

  5. says:

    To an unrepentant Anglophile like me Mrs ueen Takes the Train was as refreshing as a strong cup of tea on a cold day While it's true that the device the author uses to facilitate and prolong the ueen's escape will strain th

  6. says:

    Well this was a really delightful little find I can not remember which of my friends recommended this to me but thank you anyway It is a sweetly heartwarming tale of a few fictitious days in the life of the modern monarch And I wil

  7. says:

    If a cup of tea ever manifested itself as a book it would be this one It is warm comforting and the perfect thing to make a bad day better I loved it and have nothing negative to say about it at all I did find the character Rebecca to be a litt

  8. says:

    What would happen if the ueen of England left the palace one rainy day unnoticed to walk a few blocks for a bit of cheese? And then took a train to Edinburgh? And what does this have to do with Henry V? This charming story answers these uestions and ; easy to read but not exactly lightweight funny and moving wil

  9. says:

    It's like that movie Baby's Day Out 1994 or less flippantly Roman Holiday 1953 also Chasing Liberty 2004 man they do this kind of thing a surpri

  10. says:

    Trite Shallow SillyI wanted to like this book I was on a streak of anglophile reading and I was looking for something light and charming But this book was devoid of charm and humor which is a cardinal sin when w

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