The Firm

The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor

Penny Junor

St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

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The House of Windsor: Is it a hangover from the past, an expensive anachronism, a relic of a bygone age of deference and hierarchy, or is it as important and relevant as ever?

However you look at it, the royal family is a big business, though one with more ups and downs than the stock market. Prince Philip calls it “The Firm,” and all the royal executives and their powerful associates are supposed to make every effort to avoid even a hint of scandal that could diminish the reputation of the family business.

            Unfortunately for the royals, for the past twenty years scandal and controversy have deluged the Queen’s family, putting everything at risk. Focusing primarily on the years after the death of Princess Diana and including the heir to the throne’s marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince William’s latest romance, acclaimed royal writer Penny Junor looks in depth at how the royal family has made itself the world’s soap opera. The Firm reveals the answers to the questions that absorb the media around the world, disclosing how the family really behaves behind closed doors in this controversial and terri?cally readable book.

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Praise for The Firm

"… a solid analysis of the monarchy." --Booklist

“A favorable, respectful portrait . . . should gratify those with affectionate interest in Britain’s monarchy.” ---Publishers Weekly

“Interesting . . . jaw-dropping . . . highly recommended.” ---Library Journal


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Penny Junor

Penny Junor is a top London journalist who has covered the royal family for over twenty-five years. She is the author of previous biographies of both the Prince and the Princess of Wales and two British prime ministers. She is married with four children and lives in Wiltshire, England.

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The Firm
The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor
Penny Junor

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
March 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312377663
ISBN10: 0312377665
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 480 pages, Includes sixteen pages of color photographs
$18.99
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