November 2012 Indie Next List
“The Queen has tried to stay up to date, practicing yoga and learning to surf the Internet, but decades of pomp and circumstance have taken their toll and Her Majesty needs a break. She sets off alone -- well-disguised in a skull-motif hoodie -- on a train to Scotland, only to be pursued by a motley crew of royal attendants determined to bring her home before she creates a royal scandal. This debut novel is thoroughly fresh and charming, an imaginative story about the most famous woman who almost no one really knows.”
— Jody Misner Chwatun, Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord, MI
About the Author
William Kuhn is a biographer and historian, and the author of Reading Jackie, Democratic Royalism, Henry & Mary Ponsonby, and The Politics of Pleasure. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts. This is his first novel. His next book, a work of historical fiction, explores the friendship over nearly forty years of Isabella Stewart Gardner and John Singer Sargent.
Simon Prebble is a veteran British narrator and performer of considerable experience and talent. He has enjoyed a varied career from acting in soap operas to performing Shakespeare's works. One of AudioFile's Golden Voices, he has recorded over 200 audiobooks and his performances have received critical acclaim both in the U.S. and the U.K. In 2009, Simon was named the Best Voice in Nonfiction & Culture. Simon has garnered numerous Earphones Awards and read for such authors as Ian McEwan, Susanna Clarke, Peter Robinson, and Michael Crichton.