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3.00105988341282 out of 53.00105988341282 out of 53.00105988341282 out of 53.00105988341282 out of 53.00105988341282 out of 5 3.00 (1,887 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sue Townsend Narrator: Angela Thorne Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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... "

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