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Diane | 12836 comments Start discussion here for The Queen and I by Sue Townsend.

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A UK republican party wins the election in April 1992 and its first action is the abolition of the royal throne. The Queen and her family have to vacate Buckingham Palace and are exiled to a dreadful council estate somewhere in the Midlands. There they have to cope with the hard life millions of their compatriots have been living for years.

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Sue Townsend was one of Britain’s most celebrated comic writers: novelist, playwright, and journalist. She was best known for the fictional diaries of Adrian Mole.

message 3: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie Read this one a little while ago. Some parts were really funny. They made the UK republicans pretty harsh and punitive though, which kind of took away from the fun aspect of the book for me.

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