“The Rough Guide to The Royals”

I also absolutely could not resist this book: “The Rough Guide to The Royals” by Alice Hunt, James McConnachie, Samantha Cook, Rob Humphreys, and Rupert Matthews.

This way-fun book goes way back in time to the earliest monarchs and, of course, their scandals, decisions, ill-fated actions, and good deeds. There are pictures all over in this book, quick-to-read sidebars, and short, page-or-two articles that are meant for many afternoons of browsing.

Though the Rough Guide is about all the residents of Buckingham Palace (and then some), it’s a great companion piece to the Hardman book or alone…