Friday, September 4, 2009

Fall Books

Two books coming out next month look like must-reads for all fans of the British royal family. One is From A Clear Blue Sky: Surviving the Mountbatten Bomb (reviewed movingly here) by Nicholas Knatchbull, grandson of Lord Mountbatten and twin brother of Nicholas (1964-1979), who was also killed in the explosion whose 30th anniversary was marked recently. Knatchbull's memoir of tragedy and healing will be available in the US on October 27.

The other is William Shawcross's long-awaited The Queen Mother: The Official Biography, due to arrive in American bookstores October 20.

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