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A Very Civil Wedding

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One day the Princess will be Queen and, when that happens, she will be the Supreme Governor of our organisation. At which point, we will be in the position of having as our leader someone who is, in the eyes of the church, unmarried and living in sin. Unless we ask the Lord to bless her marriage now, how can we continue the same relationship with the crown? And what then f ...more
Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published November 1st 2013 by Liberation Publishing (first published October 22nd 2013)
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Justina
Nov 01, 2013 Justina rated it it was amazing
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This is a remarkable and thoroughly enjoyable account of a fictitious happening that felt so real. It is presented in the form of a written documentary taking diaries, television news and interviews, official meeting records from all manner of clergy, government, and British Royal Family affairs placing the reader smack dab in front of every event impacting the principle characters, the British people, and folks from all over the world. I was mesmerized!

The occasion I am referencing is the marri
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Stevie Carroll
Jan 03, 2014 Stevie Carroll rated it really liked it
Previously reviewed on The Good, The Bad, & The Unread:

I love innovative forms of storytelling, and this novel certainly delivers on that front, although I may be one of the few readers who wish it had gone even further with the variously styled chapters. While some chapters are written as excerpts from journals, blogs, newspaper reports and the transcripts of speeches delivered to various groups, at least half are written as straightforward reportage. I’d also have liked to see more use of
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Acquafortis
Nov 01, 2013 Acquafortis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: glbt
When asked to review this book I was intrigued by the subject the author tackled in the book: a same sex-marriage of the princess that one day will be Queen and Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
I said to myself WOW!. Someone finally decided to face a topic that can, in any near future possibly become reality.
What immediately struck me is the telegraphic, down to earth dairy style of the narration yet deeply supported by a well-documented research of the subtle details of cannon and lan
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Francis Franklin
Nov 08, 2013 Francis Franklin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbt, lesbian
This is a well written, and very intelligently written, story that examines the consequences of the heir to the British throne pursuing a same-sex marriage.

Imagine, if you will, a parallel reality in which Charles and Diana are still together, and instead of Prince William and Prince Harry we have Princess Alexandra and Princess Eleanor. Imagine further that Princess Alexandra has set a wedding date for 2015, where she will be marrying Grace in a civil wedding. How will the country react to this
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Andrew

In America, the debate on gay marriage continues on a state by state basis. In Great Britain, legislation allowing it has been passed in England and Wales. BUT … what will happen if one of the gay folks looking to get married is a member of the Royal Family? How will that affect the Family? The Citizenry? And what about their relationship with the Church of England - “legal” does not necessarily mean “religously endorsed”?

Author V. T. Davy (short for Vic Tanner) addresses this situation, and its
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Rachel Lightwood
*an eighty-paged ARC preview of A Very Civil Wedding was provided by V.T. Davy and Liberation Publishing in exchange for an honest review.*

4 stars

Charming, charismatic and thought-provoking A Very Civil Wedding was so much more than I thought.

It presents an interesting premise: what if one of the Royal family of England was gay? Would "their" children be legal heirs to the throne? How would it effect the citizenry? The crown's relationship with the Church of England?

Could it ever be possible
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Danika at The Lesbrary
Nov 18, 2013 Danika at The Lesbrary rated it really liked it
What an interesting book. A Very Civil Wedding follows the announcement that the Princess of Wales has gotten engaged... to her girlfriend. (This is set in 2014.) Following this is the media frenzy, the backlash, and the planning involved. The book is structured in all kinds of different snippets, arranged chronologically. These includes descriptions of a meeting of politicians, a blog post by an anti-gay activist, a news bulletin, a description of the princess and her fiancee having a conversat ...more
Alena
May 01, 2014 Alena rated it liked it
Shelves: queer, fiction
More 3.5 really.

Entirely enjoyable read. I was a bit unsure about the format, but it really worked. I also had the impression that the author had a blast running with her fictional scenario.
Sascha Broich
Jul 24, 2015 Sascha Broich rated it liked it
The story telling felt more like a documentary with a little narration.
Kim Taylor-Blakemore
Jan 22, 2014 Kim Taylor-Blakemore rated it really liked it
This is a terrific book. I love how the author presents all the ramifications and complications such a wedding would bring to the monarchy, the CofE, and the citizens. Such a clever structure. I highly recommend this book!
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Born in London, Vic Tanner Davy now lives in the Channel Islands. When not working in an office crunching numbers, Vic is a writer of LGBT fiction.

Vic’s first novel, Black Art, featured Arty Shaw, the world’s first female-to-male transgender detective. It was named one of Kirkus Reviews’ top 100 books of 2012. Vic’s second novel, A Very Civil Wedding, was a finalist in the 2014 Next Generation In
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