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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sue Townsend Narrator: Angela Thorne Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN:
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The monarchy has been dismantled... When a Republican party wins the General Election, their first act in power is to strip the royal family of their assets and titles and send them to live on a housing estate in the Midlands. Exchanging Buckingham Palace for a two-bedroomed semi in Hell Close (as the locals dub it), caviar for boiled eggs, servants for a social worker named Trish, the Queen and her family learn what it means to be poor among the great unwashed. But is their breeding sufficient to allow them to rise above their changed circumstance? Or deep down are they really just like everyone else?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 2/10/2014

    " Should have read years ago so would have been funnier pre 1997. Still a fun, light read...reminds me of " Spitting Image" view of Royal family "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Henry | 2/9/2014

    " Funny, as you'd expect from Sue Townsend. Just not as funny as the Adrian Mole books. I didn't really enjoy the government scenes though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scilla | 2/3/2014

    " A new republican government is voted in England, and the new Prime Minister, Jack Barker has decreed that there is no more monarchy. The royal family are told they have 2 hours to pack a few necessities before they are moved to Hell Close to pensioner bungalows, and Buckingham Palace becomes a fancy hotel, and They can hear their next door neighbors very clearly, and make friends. The dog goes with the pack, the Queen learns to cook, shop, etc, and their pensions are late coming so they make do with very little money. Charles and Diana are still together and the Queen Mother is still alive. It is very funny seeing how the author has each member of the royal family react to the new circumstances. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hayes | 2/1/2014

    " This is one of the most charmingly elegant pieces of political satire that I have ever read. It is a bit dated (Princess Di is still alive). Brilliant, even if the ending is disappointing... but she (the author, I mean) didn't have much choice, I imagine... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb Sharp | 1/28/2014

    " I love Sue Townsend books ,she is one of my all time fave Authors! This was one of the funniest books I have ever read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alic | 1/19/2014

    " dated and unfunny, shockingly stereotypical "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 1/6/2014

    " What if the royal family lived in council housing? Amusing premise, well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gillian Lambie | 12/30/2013

    " One of the funniest books I have ever read. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isabella Mercer | 12/30/2013

    " One of the best books I've read - originally owned it on cassette but I had to have the book and read it for myself. Satirical and thought provoking book that at the same time as questioning the monarchy, questions both politics and the way we live our lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bayneeta | 12/26/2013

    " Light, enjoyable tale of a time when England decides they no longer want to support the monarchy. The Royal Family is moved out of Buckingham Palace and into council housing. All cope (or not) in their own individual fashions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie F. | 12/24/2013

    " A good, light read. Satire on royal family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tasha | 12/22/2013

    " I read this book years ago, and thought I would revisit it. Pleased to report it still made me chuckle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 12/21/2013

    " This is what could happen if the British monarchy was abandoned and the queen went to live on a council estate "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 12/10/2013

    " A hoot! What happens when the royal family is dethroned and moves into council housing. . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wsclai | 10/10/2013

    " Hilarious and can't stop laughing out loud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne | 9/5/2013

    " SO funny....and strange to re-read it again (as I have done several times) after everything that's happened in recent years to the Royal family, one of the reasons its a favourite of mine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hilary | 8/25/2013

    " It was reasonably funny, though I thought the ending was a little bit of a cop-out. The reader's voices and accents definitely made it better. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I knew more about British royalty (I didn't know who Princesses Anne and Margaret were). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 8/4/2013

    " very amusing & fun to read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liesel | 7/19/2013

    " This was a humorous take on what would occur should the Queen be forced to abdicate and live on pension. Very quick, fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 12/30/2012

    " This book is hilarious! There are a few instances where I was a bit embarrassed at the irreverence, but still couldn't help snickering. The Kindle formatting is not really up to snuff though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gloria | 8/3/2012

    " We were amused. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheryl | 8/3/2012

    " I read this a few years ago...am going to read again. Deliciously funny in the terrific way Brits are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 nanette | 6/1/2012

    " this was just so hilarious from start to finish,very very funny,i laughed out loud almost the whole way through "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 5/11/2012

    " The humour just didn't get to me and the book is really quite dated now, but my daughter loves this book so it must be me. "

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