Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla Queen Camilla is the brilliantly funny sequel to The Queen and I by Sue Townsend What if being Royal was a crime The UK has come over all republican The Royal Family exiled to an Exclusion Zone with t

  • Title: Queen Camilla
  • Author: Sue Townsend
  • ISBN: 9780141024455
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Paperback
  • Queen Camilla is the brilliantly funny sequel to The Queen and I by Sue Townsend What if being Royal was a crime The UK has come over all republican The Royal Family exiled to an Exclusion Zone with the other villains and spongers And to cap it all, the Queen has threatened to abdicate Yet Prince Charles is interested in root vegetables than reigning unless hQueen Camilla is the brilliantly funny sequel to The Queen and I by Sue Townsend What if being Royal was a crime The UK has come over all republican The Royal Family exiled to an Exclusion Zone with the other villains and spongers And to cap it all, the Queen has threatened to abdicate Yet Prince Charles is interested in root vegetables than reigning unless his wife Camilla can be Queen in a newly restored monarchy But when a scoundrel who claims to be the couple s secret lovechild offers to take the crown off their hands, the stage is set for a right Royal show down And the question for Camilla and rest of the country will be Queen of the vegetable patch or Queen of England Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain s favourite comic writer for over three decades Brilliantly satirical Evening Standard One of our finest living comic writers The Times Brilliantly funny Closer Another fantastic read from Townsend OK Sue Townsend is Britain s favourite comic author Her hugely successful novels include eight Adrian Mole books, The Public Confessions of a Middle Aged Woman Aged 55 , Number Ten, Ghost Children, The Queen and I, Queen Camilla and The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year, all of which are highly acclaimed bestsellers She has also written numerous well received plays She lives in Leicester, where she was born and grew up.

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    1. British writer Sue Townsend has already earned her place in popular culture with the character of Adrian Mole, whose diaries defined angst for the generation who grew up in Commonwealth countries when Margeret Thatcher ruled from 10 Downing Street. Fans will be pleased to learn that her latest novel, Queen Camilla, contains her trademark blend of political satire and popular culture, and reads like a mix between Animal Farm and Hello! magazine.In the follow-up to her bestselling novel, the Queen [...]

    2. Queen CamillaI really enjoyed this book and found it very funny.I can well imagine the Royal family members living on a council estate and Prince Phillip in a nursing home.Will definitely be looking for other books from this author.Recommended.

    3. This is a continuation of Sue Townsend’s previous book about the Royal Family, “The Queen and I”. Now I haven’t personally any knowledge of Camilla’s personality since I don’t live in Britain and do not continually see her on TV; but since I note and admire the author’s amazing grasp of the personalities of the other Royals, I trust that her depiction of Camilla is equally accurate.Britain has turned into a totalitarian 1984-like society with Jack Barker as Prime Minister. Council [...]

    4. This quirky, biting satire begins with the Royal Family having been exiled to council housing in what is called an Exclusion Zone - a place where the slappers, the morbidly obese, the criminal and other undesirables are sent. The Queen cares for her ailing husband and despairs of her dysfunctional brood. The caricatures are vividly drawn here, and only Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles' long-suffering wife, Camilla, come off very well.I found something hilarious on almost every page - Sue Towns [...]

    5. A big fan of the Adrian Mole books which I read as a teenager, I was bitterly disappointed with Queen Camilla, a follow-up to the 1992 The Queen And I.Not into talking dogs (or indeed the kicking of them across decking), jokes (I use the term loosely) about the obese, the unemployed? Not clued up on British 'celebrities' such as Stephen Fry or Jeremy Paxman, the current political situation, the in-jokes surrounding the Royal family? Then you probably aren't going to enjoy this novel. Set on the [...]

    6. So funny. I have been a fan of Sue Townsend for decades. (Thanks, mom.) Quite irreverent, and somewhat of a guilty pleasure. If you are a closet "royals" follower, read "The Queen and I" first, then this one.

    7. I don't often give up on a book but I just couldn't get into this. Not my sense of humour - it didn't seem at all funny to me - just preposterous. Gave up!

    8. A funny book by Townsend, but much like all her later books, not as good as her earlier stuff. I thought the whole angle on the dogs was really overdoing it, though.

    9. This was a bit of fun, but lacked the charm of "The Queen and I". Despite the title Sue Townsend did not manage to develop any character for Camilla, who remained bland and uninteresting.

    10. “Queen Camilla” by Sue Townsend ‘Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, stood smoking a cheap cigarette on the back doorstep of number sixteen Hell Close.’Like a satirical, lightweight and biting version of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘1984’, Queen Camilla is the story of the daily lives of the British former Royal family, who have been removed in a bloodless coup and exiled to a grim council estate in the East Midlands. Along with the other ‘undesirables’ and teenage mothers, the [...]

    11. Lovely gentle satire about a "what if" situation where the monarchy has been abolished and "democratic/totalitarian" rule prevails where they, along with other social misfits and non-conformists have been consigned to Exclusion Zones to live side by side with their neighbours and dogs. The novel captures the voices and actions and thoughts of the royal family in exile, as well as their various neighbours and the lives and thoughts of their dogs in a consistent, authentic feeling and humourous ma [...]

    12. As a Sue Townsend devotee (a love affair that started with the first Adrian Mole novel), I must read everything she wrote. I was a little skeptical when I started this (Camilla? Do I want to read about Camilla?), but became more and more delighted as I went along. It's a continuation of "The Queen and I" that tells of the Royal Family being ousted and their fortunes and homes taken from them, living in what is basically a prison encampment on the dole. Politics and love of dogs (who had their ow [...]

    13. A continuation of the first book, taking place possibly 10 years later. Although amusing, it is no where near as good as the previous book. It feels kind of flat. And it never does give an explanation of how Charles came to marry Camilla and what happened to Diana in this alternative world.

    14. I enjoyed this book, but not as much as I did The Queen and I. There's still lots to laugh at here, but the satire seems to have a sharper edge and underlined some unfair and tragic elements of our society.

    15. Absolutely horrible. Big continuity gaps with The Queen and I. Do NOT read if animal abuse upsets you. Nothing pays off. Not funny in the least; doesn't even work as a satire.

    16. Too paraphrase a line from the book 'don't sacrifice great for good' this was good not great. Also, what happened to Gin?!

    17. For me the name Sue Townsend will always be synonymous with the Adrian Mole stories, they are what have most helped make her Britain's favourite comic author today. Queen Camilla is just as funny as its predecessor The Queen and I, if you are looking for a satirical and fun read this certainly is one. It was back in the early nineties that The Queen and I was published and it took thirteen years for Sue Townsend to write and publish this sequel. All those years ago when a Republican party won th [...]

    18. Queen Camilla is, loosely, a sequel to The Queen & I. I say loosely, because as a huge fan of The Queen & I, this seemed to be part sequel, part rewriting, and part shadow of its former self. I am a big Sue Townsend fan, and the humour and the writing was spot on as always, but the plot of Queen Camilla, and its execution, left a lot to be desired. At the end I found myself wishing I'd just re-read The Queen & I for the millionth time, instead.The royal family are still living in Hel [...]

    19. I picked this up at my mum’s house as I had read “The Queen and I” and enjoyed it, and thought I’d try this one. I like Sue Townsend, I’ve read the Adrian Mole books, and I like her writing.It turns out, I have read this before. I was getting confused and combining both books in my head into one… I was about a chapter in when I realised this seemed a bit familiar, but thought I’d carry on and read it again anyway – it’s a good book!It follows on from “The Queen and I” (sort [...]

    20. Sue Townsend likes to think the unthinkable and then turn it into black comedy or farce. Of course Queen Camilla is hopelessly dated now yet it still packs quite a punch. From the literary and reluctant law enforcer Dwight persuading the girl of his dreams to read 1984 by visiting her to check her ankle tag! even as they are living in a strangely distorted version of a totalitarian state (An England that is still full of eccentric and outspoken characters but that has somehow slipped into a dyst [...]

    21. Die Queen wurde abgeschafft - und zusammen mit ihren nächsten Verwandten in eine Exklusionszone gesteckt, ein Ort für alle, die der Gesellschaft nicht mehr dienlich sind, also z. B. Kriminelleund Adlige. Dort lebt sie in einem kleinen Sozialbau und von staatlicher Stütze. Die Royals haben nun kaum genug, um sich und ihre geliebten Hunde über Wasser zu halten. Und so muss Charles auch im Ein-Pfund-Shop einkaufen gehen und Camilla Wurzelgemüse im Garten anbauen, die Queen auf durchgelegenen B [...]

    22. While I adored "The Queen and I", I can't say the same about this one. I admit it was funny and rather insightful at times it's not as well constructed as the previous and in need of some review.The premise is whether Charles will become King with the condition Camilla becomes Queen (even though everyone hates her) or if William will be King instead. Unfortunately the issue keeps getting delayed with the longest-ever-run-elections, the love child appearance and the dog-revolution. It seems the a [...]

    23. This is the second time I’ve read this book and I liked it just as much as I did the first time around. Some of the anti-monarchist ideas maybe seem a little out of kilter following the outpourings of pro-monarchist sentiment over the last week or so; and some of the characterisations of the Royal family don’t ring entirely true now the individuals have grown up a little/mellowed. The best example of this is probably the Prince Harry character who fits wonderfully into the idea of him as an [...]

    24. I found this quite an improvement on the Queen and I, which it follows. It is more about character and situation and less about making political points.In the near future, the monarchy has been abolished, and the royals are living in an exclusion zone filled with criminals, single mothers and the obese. Prince Charles likes living simply, but why won't his chickens lay any eggs (the reader knows but is never told, which is a nice touch)? A plot is afoot, however, to restore the monarchy - what w [...]

    25. I expected this to be a funny book - the flyleaf proclaimed as much. And it was funny in parts. However, the setting is decidedly dystopian.The England painted in the book is run by a political party with totalitarian tendencies. People who have transgressed in the smallest ways are taken away from society. Even those who haven't done anything wrong, except made questionable personal lifestyle choices are in these horrid exclusion zones. The story centres around Charles and Camilla. Yup, THE Cha [...]

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