What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

Freddy and Fredericka
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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > SOLVED!: Deposed king and queen of England [s]

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message 1: by Margo (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:08PM) (new)

Margo Candela (margocandela) | 2 comments I saw this book about a year ago, trade paperback. The gist of the story is of an inept king of England and his flighty wife who are pushed aside because they just aren't working out for the country. I can see the cover art (the upper faces of a man and woman in crowns) but for the life of me, I can not remember the title and I want to suggest it to someone.


message 2: by Vanessa (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:08PM) (new)

Vanessa | 15 comments I know that the plot of Shakespeare's "Richard II" is what you describe, so perhaps the novel you read was a modern interpretation of "Richard II"?

message 3: by Peggy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:08PM) (new)

Peggy | 21 comments Hmmm...

Check out Julian Barnes' England, England, Sue Townsend's The Queen & I, and Mark Helprin's Freddy & Fredericka. None of them sound exactly right, but they all sound close.

message 4: by Kristin (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:08PM) (new)

Kristin | 10 comments It's Freddy and Fredericka. Isn't it?

message 5: by Margo (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:08PM) (new)

Margo Candela (margocandela) | 2 comments Thank you Peggy and Kristin! It is Freddy and Fredericka. Now I can salvage what's left of my melted brain.

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