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If You Can't Get Enough of The Crown

If you're loving The Crown, here are some audiobooks to read alongside it!

Playlist Tags: audience: anglophiles topic: history topic: royal family

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Diana

Her True Story in Her Own Words

By Andrew Morton
Narrated by: Michael Maloney & Caroline Langrishe
Length: 13 hours 1 minutes

The sensational biography of Princess Diana, written with her cooperation and now featuring exclusive new material to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death.

When Diana: Her True Story was first published in 1992, it forever changed the way the public viewed the British monarchy. Greeted initially with disbelief and ridicule, the #1 New... Read more »

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The Diana Chronicles - Abridged

By Tina Brown
Narrated by: Tina Brown
Length: 5 hours 31 minutes

"Intensely well researched and an un-put-down-able read, Tina Brown's extraordinary book parts the brocaded velvet and allows us an unprecedented look at the world and mind of the most famous person on the planet. A social commentary, a historical document and a psychological examination, written by a superb investigative journalist."

–Academy... Read more »

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The Windsor Diaries

My Childhood with the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret

By Alathea Fitzalan Howard
Narrated by: Alice McMillan & Sandra Duncan
Length: 8 hours 30 minutes

The never-before-published diaries of Alathea Fitzalan Howard—who spent her teenaged years living out World War II in Windsor Great Park with her close friends Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth, the future queen of the United Kingdom—provide an extraordinary and intimate look at the British Royal Family.

Like so many others in Great... Read more »

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Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret

By Craig Brown
Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
Length: 12 hours 22 minutes

A witty and profound audiobook portrait of the most talked-about English royal.

She made John Lennon blush and Marlon Brando tongue-tied. She iced out Princess Diana and humiliated Elizabeth Taylor. Andy Warhol photographed her. Jack Nicholson offered her cocaine. Gore Vidal revered her. Francis Bacon heckled her. Peter Sellers was madly in love... Read more »

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Lady in Waiting

My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

By Anne Glenconner
Narrated by: Anne Glenconner
Length: 9 hours 9 minutes

Discover untold secrets with this extraordinary memoir of drama and tragedy by Anne Glenconner—a close member of the royal circle and lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret. 

Anne Glenconner has been at the center of the royal circle from childhood, when she met and befriended the future Queen Elizabeth II and her sister, the Princess Margaret.... Read more »

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The Woman Before Wallis

A Novel of Windsors, Vanderbilts, and Royal Scandal

By Bryn Turnbull
Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
Length: 11 hours 23 minutes

“Brimming with scandal and an equal amount of heart…a sweeping yet intimate look at the lives of some of history’s most notorious figures from Vanderbilts to the Prince of Wales… A must-read.”—Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author of When We Left Cuba and Next Year in Havana

“Bryn Turnbull takes a story we think we know and turns it... Read more »

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The Other Windsor Girl

A Novel of Princess Margaret, Royal Rebel

By Georgie Blalock
Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
Length: 8 hours 55 minutes

The Other Windsor Girl

“I was so excited to listen to this historical fiction novel. The story takes place just after WWII. The Hon. Vera Strathmore is introduced to Princess Margaret and they hit it off instantly. Princess Margaret is fascinated with Vera because she writes graphic romance novels. Vera becomes the Princess' Lady-In-Waiting. She also becomes the narrator of the story. Princess Margaret is by far the most colorful and animated member of the royal family. This book is entertaining as well as captivating. The Narrator has a cool, crisp accent which adds a sparkle to this delightful story.”

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Finding Freedom

Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family

By Omid Scobie & Carolyn Durand
Narrated by: Omid Scobie
Length: 10 hours 29 minutes

The first, epic and true story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s life together, finally revealing why they chose to pursue a more independent path and the reasons behind their unprecedented decision to step away from their royal lives, from two top royal reporters who have been behind the scenes since the couple first met.

When news of the... Read more »

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

Adrian Mole Series: Book #1

By Sue Townsend
Narrated by: Nicholas Barnes
Length: 5 hours 15 minutes

Meet Adrian Mole, a hapless teenager providing an unabashed, pimples-and-all glimpse into adolescent life. Writing candidly about his parents' marital troubles, the dog, his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual', Adrian's painfully honest diary is still hilarious and compelling reading thirty years after it first appeared. Read more »

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Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher

A Political Marriage

By Nicholas Wapshott
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 11 hours 8 minutes

It is well known that Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were close allies and kindred political spirits. During their eight overlapping years in office, the U.S. president and the U.K. prime minister worked together to promote lower taxes, deregulation, free trade, and an aggressive stance against the Soviet Union. But according to Nicholas... Read more »

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