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            The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor
              

            The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor (Paperback, New edition)

            By Junor, Penny

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            It would be hard to invent a group of personalities more extraordinary than the British Royal Family - known as 'The Firm' by Prince Philip. Looking at how the family really operates, this book reveals how they behave behind closed doors. It also questions what monarchy is for.

            ISBN 9780007102167
            Released AU 5 Jun 2006
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Behind Palace Doors
             

            Behind Palace Doors (Paperback)

            By Burgess, Colin

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            The life of the Queen Mother was intensely secret.

            ISBN 9781786063779
            Released AU 1 Sep 2017
            Publisher John Blake Publishing Ltd
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            Princess Masako: Prisoner of the Chrysanthemum Throne
             

            Princess Masako: Prisoner of the Chrysanthemum Throne (Paperback)

            By Hills, Ben

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            Diana, Princess of Wales, had it easy compared with another lonely princess, Crown Princess Masako of Japan. A thoroughly modern woman in collision with an ancient and unreformed system, Masako is a brilliant woman who sacrificed her career to marry a love-struck royal, Crown Pri...nce Naruhito. Ben Hills' Princess Masako steals a fascinating look behind the Chrysanthemum Curtain into the arcane world of the Japanese royal family. This dramatic portrayal of a modern-day oriental fairytale turned on its head details how Masako Owada struggles with the daily pressures of life in Japan's imperial court. Despite an Oxford and Harvard education, she has been subjected to the superstitious rites of the royal household agency in the hope that she will produce a male heir and prevent the world's oldest dynasty from dying out. With every move monitored closely by an overbearing bureaucracy behind the walls of a palace modelled on Versailles, where her few officially sanctioned pastimes include writing sonnets, Masako's figure radiates despair as she tries to forge a modern life within the tightly controlled realm of the palace. Inevitably, the strain has had an enormous impact on Masako. She is plagued with illnesses of all kinds, although the royal palace will not admit it. Ben Hills' fascinating portrait of Masako and the Chrysanthemum Throne sheds light on the Royal family's darkest secrets. Why did Kunaicho, the powerful bureaucrats of the Imperial Household Agency, oppose the marriage? Who are the faceless figures who persuaded Masako to give up her career and marry the prince? What is the real reason Masako had to abandon her studies at Oxford? Why does the throne refuse to discuss whether IVF was used to help the couple conceive their child? Why does it refuse to acknowledge Masako's illness, so evident to outsiders? What does the future hold for the star-crossed couple - and now with the birth of baby Prince Hisahito (son of Naruhito's brother Prince Akishino and his wi
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            ISBN 9781741667899
            Published AU 1 Sep 2008
            Publisher Random House
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            Royal Mistresses of the House of Hanover-Windsor: Secrets, Scandals and Betrayals
              

            Royal Mistresses of the House of Hanover-Windsor: Secrets, Scandals and Betrayals (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st edition)

            By de Vries, Susanna

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            The genuine love match between Prince William and Kate Middleton has rekindled enthusiasm for the British monarchy. In the past, young princes reluctantly made arranged marriages and took mistresses.

            ISBN 9780980621624
            Published AU 23 Apr 2012
            Publisher Dennis Jones & Associates
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            Princess Masako
              

            Princess Masako (EPUB ebook)

            By Hills, Ben

            The tragic, true story of Japan's Crown Princess. "There are two families in Japan which you can never leave - The Yakuza (crime gangs) and the royal family..." Diana, Princess of Wales, had it easy compared with another lonely princess, Crown Princess Masako of Japan. A thorough...ly modern woman in collision with an ancient and unreformed system, Masako is a brilliant woman who sacrificed her career to marry a love-struck royal, Crown Prince Naruhito. Ben Hills' Princess Masako steals a fascinating look behind the 'Chrysanthemum Curtain' into the arcane world of the Japanese royal family. This dramatic portrayal of a modern-day oriental fairytale turned on its head details how Masako Owada struggles with the daily pressures of life in Japan's imperial court. Despite an Oxford and Harvard education, she has been subjected to the superstitious rites of the Royal Household Agency in the hope that she will produce a male heir and prevent the world's oldest dynasty from dying out; must address her husband as 'Mr East Wing'; and bow at 60 degrees to her parents-in-law. With every move monitored closely by an overbearing bureaucracy behind the walls of a palace modelled on Versailles, where her few officially sanctioned pastimes include writing sonnets, Masako's figure radiates despair as she tries to forge a modern life within the tightly controlled realm of the palace. Japan's royal dynasty, the world's oldest with a 2600-year history faces an uncertain future if Masako and her Crown Prince Naruhito cannot produce a male child - but, after thirteen years of marriage, both are in their forties and have only a daughter, little Aiko, reportedly born with the help of IVF. Inevitably, the strain has had an enormous impact on Masako. She is plagued with illnesses of all kinds, although the royal palace will not admit it. There have also been whispers that the marriage is not 100 per cent happy, though no royal has ever divorced in Japan's history. Others say the prince may reno
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            ISBN 9781742746678
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            Published AU 26 Oct 2011
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Crown
              

            The Crown (EPUB ebook)

            By Lacey, Robert

            The official book to the critically acclaimed Netflix drama, The Crown, including additional material and exclusive images.

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            Published AU 8 Nov 2017
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Victoria: The Woman who Made the Modern World
              

            Victoria: The Woman who Made the Modern World (EPUB ebook)

            By Baird, Julia

            The much-admired, critically-praised and bestselling biography of Queen Victoria, from one of Australia's most admired and respected journalists and commentators, Julia Baird. When Alexandrina Victoria was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on 20 Jun...e 1837, she was 18 years old and barely five feet tall. Her subjects were fascinated and intrigued; some felt sorry for her. Writer Thomas Carlyle, watching her gilded coach draw away from the coronation, said: 'Poor little Queen, she is at an age at which a girl can hardly be trusted to choose a bonnet for herself; yet a task is laid upon her from which an archangel might shrink.' Queen Victoria is long dead, but in truth she has shaped us from the grave. She was a tiny, powerful woman who reigned for an astonishing 64 years. By the time of her Diamond Jubilee Procession in 1897, she reigned over a fourth of the inhabitable part of the world, had 400 million subjects, and had given birth to nine children. Suffrage, anti-poverty and anti-slavery movements can all be traced to her monumental reign, along with a profound rethinking of family life and the rise of religious doubt. When she died, in 1901, she was the longest reigning monarch in English history. Victoria is truly the woman who made the modern world. A fascinating, provocative and authoritative new biography of Queen Victoria which will make us see her in a new light, from one of Australia's most admired and respected journalists and commentators, Julia Baird.'Julia Baird's exquisitely wrought and meticulously researched biography brushes the dusty myth off this extraordinary monarch. Right out of the gate, the book thrums with authority as Baird builds her portrayal of Victoria. Overturning stereotypes, she rips this queen down to the studs and creates her anew.' The New York TimesShortlisted for the 2017 ABIA Awards and the 2017 NSW Premiers History Awards, and longlisted for the 2017 Stella Awards and the 2017 Walkley Awards.
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            ISBN 9781743096949
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            Published AU 24 Oct 2016
            Publisher HarperCollins
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            The Special Relationship: Australia and the Monarchy
              

            The Special Relationship: Australia and the Monarchy (EPUB ebook)

            By Hill, David

            Australia and the British monarchy have always made for an odd couple: the young, rebellious, egalitarian nation wed to an ancient symbol of power and social inequality. Even today, an invitation to meet a member of the royal family remains a pinnacle of social achievement. What ...is the magic the royals hold over Australians? Since Captain James Cook first claimed New South Wales for King George III in 1770, the pulse of the nation can be measured by the strength of its attachment to an aristocratic bloodline on the other side of the world. Queen Victoria was more revered in Australia the longer she reigned, even though she'd never seen the place and showed little interest in it. When her son Prince Alfred visited in 1867, on the first royal tour the country had seen, he was received rapturously, and nearly assassinated. In 1954 Australia was gripped by royal fever when newly crowned Queen Elizabeth II landed on its shores for the first time; the republican movement grew in the late twentieth century alongside Australians' adoration for Princess Diana; and now, with the popularity of William, Kate, George and Charlotte, the monarchy looks set to enter the hearts and minds of a new generation of Australians. As one of our most popular writers of Australian history, David Hill guides us with panache through this most peculiar state of affairs.
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            ISBN 9780857987563
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            Published AU 1 Oct 2015
            Publisher Penguin
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            Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
              

            Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark (PDF ebook)

            By Palshoj, Karin; Redder, Gitte; Mallett, Zanne Jappe

            The first biography of Australia's own fairytale princess.

            ISBN 9781741158878
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            Published AU 1 Nov 2005
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            Mary Queen of Scots: Film Tie-in

            Mary Queen of Scots: Film Tie-in (Paperback, Film tie-in edition)

            By Guy, John

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            Soon to be a major film, this is a dramatic reinterpretation of the life of Mary, Queen of Scots by one of the leading historians of this period.

            ISBN 9780008316228
            Released AU 17 Dec 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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