William Kuhn’s debut novel, Mrs Queen Takes the Train, is now in paperback! An IndieNext pick in hardcover, the story of Queen Elizabeth’s escape from the palace is a charmer, and what Booklist calls “the perfect cup of tea.” From the cast of characters (People magazine says, “This Elizabeth is delightful, slyly funny company”) to the Upstairs/Downstairs drama inside Buckingham’s gates, this is a delightful adventure you won’t want to miss.
After decades of service and years of watching her family's troubles splashed across the tabloids, Britain's Queen is beginning to feel her age. An unexpected opportunity offers her relief: an impromptu visit to a place that holds happy memories—the former royal yacht, Britannia, now moored near Edinburgh. Hidden beneath a skull-emblazoned hoodie, the limber Elizabeth (thank goodness for yoga) walks out of Buckingham Palace and heads for King's Cross to catch a train to Scotland. But a colorful cast of royal attendants has discovered her missing. In uneasy alliance a lady-in-waiting, a butler, an equerry, a girl from the stables, a dresser, and a clerk from the shop that supplies Her Majesty's cheese set out to bring her back before her absence becomes a national scandal.
Read an excerpt of Mrs Queen Takes the Train, and follow the book on the blog tour. For more with William Kuhn, visit his website, become a fan on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter. And make sure to look for the paperback wherever books are sold!