The Crown in Crisis – Pod Save The Queen, BBC History and The Independent

As we head into the second month of The Crown in Crisis’release, the coverage keeps on coming, and I’m delighted by it all. I recently had the chance to chat to the Mirror’s excellent Pod Save The Queen podcast about the abdication, Meghan and Harry and all things royal-related, and you can have a listen to it here.

I was delighted that the book was included in the September edition of BBC History Magazine, and the author and critic Nigel Jones wrote  ‘Alexander Larman has done a thoroughly researched job in retelling this oft-told tale and has made some fresh discoveries that shed new light on the affair.’ There was also a short but sweet mini-review in the Independent, which described the book as ‘an engaging, detailed, and suspenseful read; one that is equal parts empathetic and entertaining’, and ended by promising ‘You will be gripped.’ I sincerely hope so. 

Observer and Sunday Mail

I was delighted that the Observer reviewed my new book last weekend. Hephzibah Anderson called it ‘an enduringly relevant chapter of British history, brought to life with panache’. There was also a major news feature in Scotland’s best-selling Sunday paper, the Sunday Mail, about Edward and Wallis’s ill-fated trip to Balmoral in September 1936. Any parallels between their visit and a planned one by Harry and Meghan is surely purely coincidental…

More, as ever, to come this week, and beyond.