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On Royalty By Jeremy Paxman

On Royalty
by Jeremy Paxman

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What is the point of Kings and Queens? What do they do all day? And what does it mean to be one of them? This title looks at our present incumbents to find out just what makes them tick.
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On Royalty by Jeremy Paxman

In On Royalty Jeremy Paxman delves deep into Britain's royal past. What is the point of Kings and Queens? What do they do all day? And what does it mean to be one of them?

Jeremy Paxman is used to making politicians explain themselves - but royalty has always been off limits. Until now. He takes a long hard look at our present incumbents to find out just what makes them tick. Along the way he discovers some fascinating and little-known details. Such as:

how Albania came to advertise in England for a king

which English queen gave birth in front of 67 people

how easy it is to beat up future kings of England

and how meeting the Queen is a bit scary - whoever you are ...

No other book will tell you quite as much about our kings, queens, princes and princesses: who they are and what they're for.

'Paxman's book is everyhing that royalty is not allowed to be - witty, stylish, intelligent, pugnacious and political. The Times

'On Royalty is an absorbing, well-researched book, part serious enquiry, part rollicking anecdote' Evening Standard

'Action-packed and entertaining' Sunday Telegraph

Jeremy Paxman is a journalist, best known for his work presenting Newsnight and University Challenge. His books include Empire, On Royalty, The English and The Political Animal. He lives in Oxfordshire.

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Paxman's book is everyhing that royalty is not allowed to be - witty, stylish, intelligent, pugnacious and political. * The Times *
On Royalty is an absorbing, well-researched book, part serious enquiry, part rollicking anecdote. * Evening Standard *
Action-packed and entertaining. -- The * Sunday Telegraph *
On Royalty is an absorbing, well-researched book, part serious enquiry, part rollicking anecdote. * Evening Standard *

About Jeremy Paxman


Jeremy Paxman was born in Yorkshire and educated at Cambridge. He is an award-winning journalist who spent ten years reporting from overseas, notably for Panorama. He is the author of five books including The English. He is the presenter of Newsnight and University Challenge and has presented BBC documentaries on various subjects including Victorian art and Wilfred Owen.

Additional information

GOR001067331
On Royalty by Jeremy Paxman
Jeremy Paxman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2007-09-06
384
0141012226
9780141012223
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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