The Palace Papers

The Palace Papers by Tina Brown is a juicy follow-up to her last British royal biography, The Diana Chronicles. Here, she focuses her acerbic gaze on the whole family from the turbulent years after Princess Diana died up until the present. The book covers the high points – like the royal courtships and weddings of Princes Harry and William--and the scandals that have rocked the family’s public image, including the allegations of Prince Andrew’s involvement with Jeffrey Epstein and the recent rift between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the rest of the family. Brown’s tone is gossipy but informative. Fans of the TV series The Crown will be especially interested; consider this a good read to pick up while waiting for the next season! (Non-Fiction)