Author(s): Sue Townsend
In the not-too-distant future, a radical government has come to power in Great Britain and the Royal family has been moved...to a housing estate in Leicester. For the first time, the Royals have to live as ordinary people and they find the experience baffling and frightening, but ultimately enriching. Satire on the failings of the Welfare State, the pretensions, expectations and personal foibles of the Royal family; warm-hearted and affectionate comedy concerning the Royals' attempts to come to terms with their new situation; moments of gentle irony alternating with pure farce: all these, and more, are facets of this many-layered and superbly entertaining fantasy.
No other author could imagine this so graphically, demolish the institution so wittily and yet leave the family with its human dignity intact The Times Kept me rolling about until the last page Daily Mail Laugh-out-loud funny Sunday Telegraph
Sue Townsend is Britain's favourite comic author. For thirty years, since the publication of The Secret Diaries of Adrian Mole Aged 13 in 1982, she has made us weep with laughter and pricked the nation's conscience. Seven further volumes of Adrian's diaries have followed, and all have been highly acclaimed bestsellers. She has also published five other popular novels and written numerous well-received plays. She lives in Leicester, where she was born and grew up.