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    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 you’ll pardon the seasonal analogy this book was like being given a beautifully wrapped Christmas present only to open it up and find socks First you have to understand something about me I am a rabid Anglophile

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    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 Rebecca who tends the horses lends the sovereign her hoody jacket and soon afterwards the unrecognizable ueen takes off for Scotland to visit her beloved Britannia the former royal yacht that's now a tourist

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    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 s

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    The Good Stuff Delightfully odd and uniuely refreshing Richly developed unusual characters who feel very real Mak

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    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

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    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 will add here th

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    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

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    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 will make a great movie Please support your local independent bookstore when buying this book Buying from com h

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    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 jonesin

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    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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A lively witty Takes the ePUB #185 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 Mrs ueen PDFEPUB or cheering up An impromptu visit to the place that holds her happiest memories the former royal yacht B. 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 Rebecca who tends the horses lends the sovereign her hoody jacket and soon afterwards the unrecognizable ueen takes off for Scotland to visit her beloved Britannia the former royal yacht that s now a tourist attraction The royal staff makes frantic plans to catch up with the ueen and return her to Buckingham Palace This includes William the butler Luke the euerry Shirley the dresser Anne the lady in waiting Rebecca the horse caretaker and Rajiv a cheese seller who sold the ueen some cheddar MI 6 even gets in on the act Though this is a work of fiction the feelings attributed to the ueen ring true She is still reeling from the annus horribilus of a few years before when all of her children s marriages fell apart the most scandalous being the divorce of Charles and Diana Her majesty is also bewildered by the public s hostility to her following Diana s death when all ueen Elizabeth did was keep a stiff upper lip as she was trained to do Computers twitter and Facebook also puzzle the ueen In short the world is changing and the ueen is having a hard time keeping up The book contains both drama and humor We learn about the background of each of the characters Luke s tragic war experience William s homosexuality Anne s estrangement from her son Shirley s financial worries Rebecca s eco terrorist boyfriend and Rajiv s harassment by bigots But the ueen s escape has fun aspects as well the sovereign befriends many people she meets on her way to Scotland and some think she seems familiar but they just can t place her At different times the ueen is mistaken for a cleaning lady a drinker and a homeless personThe author apparently did his research and the scenes in the palace as well as the thoughts and feelings attributed to the ueen seem authentic From the ueen s point of view her life isn t that much fun her royal duties reuire her to constantly attend functions she doesn t enjoy and make small talk with people who aren t interesting One thing that struck me was how sheltered ueen Elizabeth s life probably is and how out of touch she is with the lives of common people who shop for groceries buy cars rent apartments make doctor appointments drive their kids to school go to soccer games eat fast food and so on things the ueen has probably never done In that respect William and Kate and Harry and Meghan are likely to be much savvyI thought the story was interesting but it moved too slowly Several times I felt bored and thought about abandoning the book but I kept going and I m glad I did I think I have a little insight into the ueen s life nowYou can follow my reviews at

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F a national scandalMrs 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 center. 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

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Ritannia moored in 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 ueen Takes the eBook #8608 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 of. 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 will add here that I am no dyed in the wool monarchist not by a long shot Oh how I wish that this was a true mini biography It brings to us an elderly lady who has always done her duty and now finds herself reflecting that she is not really appreciated for that nor content to keep onA wonderful read for a rainy day when nothing was so important and pressing that I had to put it down and get on with real life The cast of unlikely characters that all come together for the common goal is fun but each has a story of their own that surfaces as the tale develops I did feel a little let down in the final chapter when everyone except the ueen was perfectly paired and it felt like a bit of sickly sweet happily ever after However I now think that William Kuhn used this to cleverly highlight the solitary state of the ueens position and her strengthI really really hope that at some stage in the future I will read that the ueen actually is a practitioner of yoga that would make my day