by Marnie Bruce
Any of the Queen’s subjects who may have wondered how she manages to cope with the endless round of duties at home and abroad will love this story of a regal rebellion.
Sir Kevin Scatchard, the Queen’s private secretary, anxious about this enterprise, suggests that the public may see her love of reading to be elitist. “It tends to exclude.” “Exclude? Surely most people can read? They can read Ma’am, but I’m not sure they do.” “Then, Sir Kevin, I am setting them a good example.”
The state visit to Canada begins the demise of Norman, who had packed some books for the Queen which disappear en route.While the Queen is in Canada, Sir Kevin offers a choice to Norman; university or back to the kitchens.
Read this remarkable book to discover the denouement.