Mrs Queen Takes the Train (Hardcover)
Oh, how I yearned for a spot of tea and a delicious little cake while I was reading this delightful novel. Growing weary of her job, Queen Elizabeth walks away from the palace one day wearing a hoodie, and hoping to visit some of her old haunts. Her staff is frantic. If word gets out, heads will roll. William Kuhn does a wonderful job creating a Queen who is human and caring. Perfect for all Anglophiles.— Ken
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
An absolute delight of a debut novel by William Kuhn--author of Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books--Mrs Queen Takes the Train wittily imagines the kerfuffle that transpires when a bored Queen Elizabeth strolls out of the palace in search of a little fun, leaving behind a desperate team of courtiers who must find the missing Windsor before a national scandal erupts. Reminiscent of Alan Bennett's The Uncommon Reader, this lively, wonderfully inventive romp takes readers into the mind of the grand matriarch of Britain's Royal Family, bringing us an endearing runaway Queen Elizabeth on the town--and leading us behind the Buckingham Palace walls and into the upstairs/downstairs spaces of England's monarchy.