I was utterly delighted that the first major US newspaper review of The Crown in Crisis was from such a respected title as the Wall Street Journal, and even more so that it was a rave, from the legendary Moira Hodgson. It ended ‘Mr. Larman brings his cast of characters vividly to life in a fast-paced, lively staging of the drama. It’s as much fun to read as a good political thriller.’ I am exceptionally pleased and relieved that people are responding so well to the book so far in America – at a time when there’s plenty of other things going on- and if you did enjoy it, please leave a review on Goodreads.
Amidst all of the horror – and the hope – that is in the world today, I’m thrilled that today sees the publication of The Crown in Crisis in the US. I really hope that readers in America enjoy the book as much as those in Britain seem to have so far, and I hope at some point this year to be able to visit. In the meantime, along with lovely reviews from the trade titles Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, I’m delighted that it’s been reviewed favourably by BookPage, Library Journal and The Literate Quilter.
As ever, if you’ve enjoyed the book, do consider putting a review on Goodreads, it does make a huge difference. And thanks to everyone who’s already done so or has been in touch to say that they’ve enjoyed it, it means a great deal to me.
I was very pleased to be asked to take part in Channel 5’s recent documentary about Wallis Simpson, Wallis Simpson: Femme Fatale, which was broadcast last night and is available on streaming services now. It was a pleasure to be featured alongside the eminent likes of Anne Sebba and Hugo Vickers, and I hope that anyone who watched it enjoyed their contributions, as well as my remarks. I was especially pleased that my comparisons between the Royal Family and the Mafia made the final edit…