The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor

A viral Books The Firm The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor the best work The House of Windsor is a big business though one with ups and downs than the stock market Prince Philip calls it The F

A viral Books The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor the best work The House of Windsor is a big business, though one with ups and downs than the stock market Prince Philip calls it The Firm, and all the royal executives and their powerful associates are supposed to make every effort to avoid even a hint of scandal that could diminish the reputation of the family business.Unfortunately for the royals, for the past twenty years scaThe House of Windsor is a big business, though one with ups and downs than the stock market Prince Philip calls it The Firm, and all the royal executives and their powerful associates are supposed to make every effort to avoid even a hint of scandal that could diminish the reputation of the family business.Unfortunately for the royals, for the past twenty years scandal and controversy have deluged the Queen s family, putting everything at risk Focusing primarily on the years after the death of Diana and leading up to the heir to the throne s marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles this past April 9th, royal insider Penny Junor offers a sympathetic yet utterly candid look at a family that has made itself the world s soap opera in THE FIRM The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor.Can The Firm survive much longer Will Charles or even William decide that the throne is not worth the trouble Can this, the ultimate family business, weather this storm of spiritual though not fiscal bankruptcy, or will momentum and a cadre of brilliant advisors keep the enterprise in business for years to come THE FIRM investigates the Family s relationship with government, the press and the people It looks at whether the institution can reach out to those, particularly the young, who see the House of Windsor as insignificant It asks, in short, whether the British monarchy has a future.Penny Junor knows the answers in this sure to be controversial book the first to be published on the newly restructured royal family.. Popular Book The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor I used to paint t-shirts and sail over to this rather exclusive island one morning a week and hang them in the coconut and grape trees on a quite secluded beach to sell them. Princess Diana was there one morning sitting with her children quite close by. Her Lady in Waiting looked through the t-shirts and asked if she could take some of them over to her and I watched as the Princess sorted through them, eventually buying six. The Princess waved and mouthed, "They're lovely, thank you". That made my day! Next day, my friend who owned a hotel on an out-island, sent over a selection of sarongs to the Princess hoping to get a thank-you letter she could frame, but the boatman returned the gifts with a verbal message, "The Princess does not accept unsolicited gifts." Hehe!The author, Ms Junor, I thought, must have decided that slurring the late Princess with all sorts of suppositions and quotes from unnamed "sources" would definitely gain her kudos in Prince Charles' eyes and the eyes of his rottweiler wife she so adores and perhaps facilitate interviews and even invitations to the royal events she so likes to attend. But I was wrong. She's a scandalmonger, a paparazzi-with-words whose previous book published in the year after Diana's death, 'Charles: Victim or Villain?" was deplored by the entire royal family who had given no interviews nor authorised the book. She has also been successfully sued for libel for malicious rubbish she's written about others in the small, tight world of the aristocracy she's such a groupie of. The book is a waste of time and leaves a bad taste in your mouth, just like finishing a glass of wine the day after the dinner: vinegar and you know you shouldn't even have bothered.Recommended: for puppy-training, the paper is sufficiently absorbent.
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  1. Born in Leatherhead, Surrey, Junor was educated at the independent Benenden School in Kent and read History at St Andrews University, but left in her second year to get married.Junor has worked for the Evening Standard and a column for Private Eye lasted five years.Best known for her books on the British Royal Family, she has written biographies of Diana, Princess of Wales 1982 and Charles, Prince of Wales 1987 and 1998 , and Charles and Diana Portrait of a Marriage 1991 The Firm The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor followed in 2005 Her work on the Waleses alienated both of them and she reportedly considers the experience the worst of her career She has also written and had published a book titled Prince William The Man Who Will Be King This biography of Prince William ends with his marriage to Kate Middleton, now Duchess of Cambridge.Junor s other books include works on Margaret Thatcher 1983 , actor Richard Burton 1986 , John Major 1993 and Wonderful Tonight George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me 2007 , the co authored memoir of Pattie Boyd a former wife of both musicians Junor assisted Sir Cliff Richard in writing the number one best selling My Life, My Way which sold over 250,000 copies 2008 and Shaun Ellis with his book The Man Who Lives with Wolves 2009.

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  1. I used to paint t shirts and sail over to this rather exclusive island one morning a week and hang them in the coconut and grape trees on a quite secluded beach to sell them Princess Diana was there one morning sitting with her children quite close by Her Lady in Waiting looked through the t shirts and asked if she could take some of them over to her and I watched as the Princess sorted through them, eventually buying six The Princess waved and mouthed, They re lovely, thank you That made my day [...]


  2. This is the same author of another book I just finished, Prince Charles,Do You Love Me Circle YES or NO Otherwise known as Prince Harry Soldier, Son, Something, SPY, Diana you never should have married him, you psycho In this book, we learn of why Penny Junor loves Charles quite so much He s just like us He likes black people, and you can tell because once he actually talked to one He decided one day that he was a better architect than any school trained architects, thank you very much, and bui [...]


  3. A quick, furtive read, and a dull one too in places Lots of skimming going on Junor mostly revisits well trodden ground especially for people who have read everything in the world about these people already , with nothing too scandalous or revealing The Queen is lovely, although her face looks glum in repose, which lots of people misinterpret Prince Philip and Princess Anne are abrupt and rude to well, everyone But both are hard working and intelligent Prince Charles writes everything in longhan [...]


  4. Interesting to read of the business structure of this important British firm , and how it is run But when the author gets into the lives and roles of assistants and courtiers to the Royal Family it is like putting your hand into a snakepit And she sure can do a good character assassination in a few paragraphs, masked as a job description Kind of Downton Abbey , only magnified x100 I did read it to the end.



  5. Junor describes the nuts and bolts of how this institution runs She covers the funding, the ownership, the organizational structure, how the ceremonies are arranged, how often chandeliers are cleaned We get sketches of the principals and their staffs and their frustrations in managing their images through the fallout of Diana s star power and other less momentuous set backs.I didn t know that the monarch can dissolve parliament and declare war, nor of the other powers on p 398 nor did I understa [...]


  6. Written in 2005, this is well out date Defending why the British Empire needs the Monarchy, Camilla has just married Prince Charles, Kate is Will s girlfriend and Harry is a hooligan But much has changed since then and the argument for the Monarchy is even solid than ever Penny Junor knows her stuff and writes a fascinating look at the Royal Family s ups and downs throughout Queen Elizabeth s reign as sovereign and the structure that unites them known as the The Firm Great read for anyone inter [...]


  7. I usually love anything informative on the royal family While I found parts of this book interesting and entertaining to read, too much was plodding statistics and, dare I say, TOO MUCH INFORMATION I found the author a trifle contradictory in her assessment of the members of the family In the same paragraph, she depicts individuals as both highly self centered, rude, thoughtless and boring BUT then goes on to say how smart they really are and what tremendous service they perform for the country [...]


  8. 3.75 starsI m a fan of Junor s work as I think she offers a fairly unbiased portrayal of The Royal Family This book was a bit dull at times and I found myself skimming sections Reading this book several years after it was published is also interesting as it seems Charles and Camilla s popularity has increased and William is now married to the girl that is barely mentioned in this book Maybe I m wrong.just my American opinion.


  9. Junor tries to mix juicy gossip with a serious study of the way the monarchy works in the post Diana years, and by attempting both, she fails Her case is not helped by her over dependence on third party sources, which she quotes heavily throughout if she had been one of my college comp freshmen, I would have docked her for it Look elsewhere, such as the documentaries about the Windsor Castle and the daily life of the Queen, if you want to know about the inner workings of the monarchy.


  10. This is my first book by this author, and I have to say she is a terrible biographer Her book reads like a high school paper where the student cuts and pastes from a variety of internet sources The writing was choppy, one sided, and completely without merit I have, in the past, only read biographies on Elizabeth II, and I think I have a learned a lesson You cannot expand to the rest of the family without it reading like a tabloid.


  11. Moderately interesting fair handed seeming exploration of problems in the current royal family The author has some insider knowledge of all the major characters i.e family members and sheds light on some puzzles of personality and circumstance, such as why Diana Charles were a match made to fail A decent read.


  12. A fairly good book about the house of Windsor I read this book after reading several biographies of the Queen and Prince Phillip, their children and in laws After a while, you get a little tired of reading about the Windsor s narrowed view of the world Still, it is a good read to gain a better understanding of England s royal family.


  13. This was a really informative book, though a bit dull in places and I found myself skimming some sections.I d recommend for any fans of the British Monarchy, though the book is out of date written before Kate William married.





  14. pretty interesting at the beginning but last 5 chapters were blahter I rated it 3 stars was not suprised to see that the majority of readers gave it same rating.


  15. Moderately interesting, but SUPER fawning towards the royal family the author defends everything Charles ever did in his marriage with Diana , which I wasn t expecting from the title.


  16. Definitely pro Charles The Troubled Life of the house of Windsor shouldn t even be in the title It was just a detailed book about The Firm details of staff positions with some gossip thrown it It was just ok to read, definitely boring in some spots.


  17. I don t know why I read this book It s gossipy royal stuff and I m an anti monarchist I can t say much than boring.However, if you re a Royalty groupie, you ll probably love it.


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