Summary

When a Republican party wins the general election, they strip the royal family of everything and send them to live on a housing estate in the Midlands.
Exchanging caviar for boiled eggs, servants for a social worker named Trish, the queen and her family learn what it means to be poor among the great unwashed. Is their breeding sufficient to allow them to rise above their changed circumstance, or deep down are they really just like everyone else?
©1992 Sue Townsend (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
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Critic reviews

"Kept me rolling about until the last page." ( Daily Mail)
"Absorbing, entertaining...the funniest thing in print since Adrian Mole." ( Daily Telegraph)
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5 out of 5 stars
By susan smith on 12-08-16

so funny

Would you listen to The Queen and I again? Why?

would listen again, so much happening i must of missed some bits while laughing!!
great book for light hearted escapism

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lucie on 27-07-16

Very, very funny

A fabulous idea for a book (I wonder if any of the royals have read it? I would love to know their opinion!) and I still found it relevant and engaging despite my reading it a decade or so after the fact. Great political satire, great characters, despite many being hugely exaggerated stereotypes, this added to the humour and was just right for this book! Love Sue Townsend, no cringe-worthy cliches in her writing, and this is one of her best.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amy on 22-02-14

Made me smile......in commuter traffic

Two things before I start this review:

1. It will be biased because I ADORE Sue Townsend and everything she writes. I will read and re-read the Adrian Mole series until the day I die. It's just how it is.
2. I commute in HEAVY traffic and am bitchy and cynical during most of this time. Light-hearted does not tend to get me through bumper-to-bumper traffic (my library speaks to this). This book made me smile....in traffic.

Ok, I don't care about character development, plot feasibility, or anything thing else because this book made me FEEL GOOD. However, the characters ARE well-developed and the plot, while admittedly unrealistic, was an interesting concept and was done with respect to both the monarchy and the working class.

This is a sweet, heart-warming story that doesn't over-indulge on the sugar. There is enough dry wit thrown in so the tone strikes a perfect balance. Damn it, if those Brits don't always do humor up right!

Listen to it, laugh, maybe cry and let yourself....FEEL GOOD!

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5 out of 5 stars
By V. Farley on 09-04-12

Fabulous!!

If you could sum up The Queen and I in three words, what would they be?

Funny...absorbing....and funny!!!

Have you listened to any of Angela Thorne???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I cannot find any other books read by Angela thorne on Audible!!
She is one of the very best narrators and I have listened to hundreds of your books

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