I had the pleasure of speaking with William Kuhn, author of Mrs. Queen Takes the Train, and Prince Harry: Boy to Man. The Boston-based author has delighted readers with these novels that capture the “what if” in the lives of Queen Elizabeth II and her grandson, Prince Harry. Kuhn imagines the cunning of escape of Queen Elizabeth II into ordinary… Read More
Part 2 of my Q&A with the creators of “Raynham Hall: An English Country House Revealed”. Photographer Julius Beltrame shares his thoughts, projects, and the process of working in such a beautiful house. Mandy: What was it like to walk through Raynham Hall and photograph it for the first time? Julius Beltrame: My first visit with Michael was for a… Read More
It has been a tremendous honor to speak with Dr. Michael Ridgdill and Julius Beltrame about their book “Raynham Hall: An English Country House Revealed”. It is available now at Amazon. For my review, see this previous post.
I asked author and broadcaster Hugo Vickers a few questions about The Quest for Queen Mary. He graciously answered my questions, seen below. For my review of the book, click here. What or who inspired you to edit James Pope-Hennessy’s notes for the Queen Mary book? HV: I had always loved the original 1959 biography – first read by me in… Read More
The Quest For Queen MaryJames Pope-Hennessy | Edited by Hugo Vickers Author and royalty expert Hugo Vickers brings us an exciting new book from the research of James Pope-Hennessy. The Quest for Queen Mary encapsulates Pope-Hennessy’s extensive research notes and interviews he conducted to write Queen Mary’s official biography. The biography was published in 1959 to wide acclaim. Thanks to Vickers and… Read More
Thanks for playing, everyone! We have two winners: Jan, who will be receiving a signed copy of William Kuhn’s “Prince Harry: Boy to Man” and Betsy, who will receive a signed copy of Kuhn’s “Mrs. Queen Takes the Train”. Congratulations to both!
The Duke of Normandy went down in history when he invaded England and killed their king. At that moment, he became William “the Conqueror”. Thanks to author Tracy Borman, we also know more about William’s powerful consort, Matilda. She was part and parcel of why William was able to launch a successful invasion at all. This book details why. Duke… Read More
Author William Kuhn gives us a sneak-peek at his new novel, Prince Harry: Boy to Man. The book focuses on Harry’s raucous adventures and his personal growth while in the military. The year is 2007, Harry’s twenty-three and he has problems he can’t handle alone. The army considers him a risk. The media thinks he’s a brat. Girls like him… Read More