Friday, June 30, 2017

Peek Inside a Book - Princes at War

When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

This week the book Price at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain's Royal Family in the Darkest Days of WWIby Deborah Cadbury caught my eye.

It Begins: 

20 May 1910. The Streets below Windsor Castle were filled with crowds waiting for a sight of the gun carriage. Every window, roof top and ledge was commandeered to watch King Edward VII's coffin complete the final stage of its journey.

On Page 56:
...papers across the world with pictures showing Wallis resplendent, all Gloriana, her adoring ex-king in tow, and Hitler almost rubbing his hands in glee, his often despondent expression transformed.

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