New Release Books by Penny Junor

Penny Junor is the author of Prince William (2021), The Duchess (2018), All The Queen's Corgis (2018), Prince Harry (2014), The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor (2014) and other 14 books.

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Prince William

release date: Nov 15, 2021
Prince William
The first definitive, in-depth portrait of the man who will be king of England-and the story of his relationship with the woman who will be his queen His face is recognized the world over, his story is well known. But what is Prince William really like? As Diana's eldest son, he was her confidant. While the tabloids eagerly lapped up the lurid details of his parents' divorce, William lived painfully through it, suffering the embarrassment, the humiliation, and divided loyalties. He watched his father denounced on prime time television; he met the lovers. And when he was just fifteen, his beautiful, loving mother was suddenly, shocking snatched from his life forever. The nation lost its princess and its grief threatened the very future of the monarchy. What was almost forgotten in the clamor was that two small boys had lost their mother. His childhood was a recipe for disaster, yet as he approaches his thirtieth birthday, William is as well-balanced and sane a man as you could ever hope to meet. He has an utter determination to do the right thing and to serve his country as his grandmother has so successfully done for the last sixty years. Who stopped him from going off the rails, turning his back on his duty and wanting nothing to do with the press--the people he blamed for his mother's death? Where did the qualities that have so entranced the world, and his new bride, Catherine, come from? In the last thirty years, Penny Junor has written extensively about his parents and the extended family into which he was born. With the trust built up over that time, she has been able to get closer to the answers than ever before.

The Duchess

release date: Apr 10, 2018
The Duchess
In the first in-depth biography of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall—the infamous other woman who made the marriage of Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana "a bit crowded"—esteemed royal biographer Penny Junor tells the unlikely and extraordinary story of the woman reviled as a pariah who, thanks to numerous twists of fate, became the popular princess consort. Few know the Windsor family as well as veteran royal biographer and journalist Penny Junor. In The Duchess, she casts her insightful, sensitive eye on the intriguing, once widely despised, and little-known Camilla Parker Bowles, revealing in full, for the first time, the remarkable rise of a woman who was the most notorious mistress in the world. As Camilla’s marriage to Charles approached in 2005, the British public were upset at the prospect that this woman, universally reviled for wrecking the royal marriage, would one day become queen. Sensitive to public opinion, the palace announced that this would never happen; when Charles eventually acceded to the throne, Camilla would be known as the princess consort. Yet a decade later British public sentiment had changed, with a majority believing that Camilla should become queen. Junor argues that although Camilla played a central role in the darkest days of the modern monarchy—Charles and Diana’s acrimonious and scandalous split—she also played a central role in restoring the royal family’s reputation, especially that of Prince Charles. A woman with no ambition to be a princess, a duchess, or a queen, Camilla simply wanted to be with, and support, the man who has always been the love of her life. Junor contends that their marriage has reinvigorated Charles, allowing him to finally become comfortable as the heir to the British throne.

All The Queen's Corgis

release date: Nov 01, 2018
All The Queen's Corgis
'It is actually a serious book, but it had me laughing out loud several times on the Tube. All mothers should receive one for Christmas.' Marcus Berkmann, Spectator Everyone who loves The Crown on Netflix will enjoy this celebration of Queen Elizabeth II and her beloved canine friends. The Queen has had corgis by her side ever since she was seven years old and persuaded her father to buy one for the family. She also has several dorgis (a cross resulting from an accidental liaison between one of the Queen's corgis and Princess Margaret's dachshund) and is a passionate breeder of gundogs. The dogs are the Queen's constant companions, travelling with her by air, road and rail, from one royal residence to another. She walks and feeds them herself, chooses names for them, and at the end of their days, buries them with personalised plaques to commemorate each individual. Penny Junor reveals the scraps and scrapes that the dogs have been involved in - the hierarchy amongst them, the corgis' feisty attitude to footmen and guests, gardeners and innocent passersby. This fascinating and affectionate look at the Queen and her most faithful companions is a book for dog lovers everywhere about what really makes our much-loved and longest reigning monarch truly light up.

Prince Harry

release date: Sep 09, 2014
Prince Harry
The authoritative biography of Prince Harry by noted royal family biographer Penny Junor, author of Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King and The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor. Prince Harry, one of the most popular members of the British royal family, has had a colorful life. After losing his mother at 12 years old, he spent his teenage years making questionable choices under intense international media scrutiny, becoming known for his mischevious grin, shock of red hair, and the occassional not-so-royal indiscretion. As he's grown, he has distinguished himself through military service, flying helicopters for the RAF. He served in Afghanistan and continues to devote himself to his military career. He also follows in his mother's footsteps with charity work--he is the founder of Sentebale, a charity to help orphans in Lesotho, and works with many other charitable organziations to help young people in society and to conserve natural resources. As he reaches his thirtieth birthday, Prince Harry is proving himself a prince of the people. With unprecedented access to the most important figures in his life, Penny Junor is able get the truth about who this mercurial and fascinating royal son really is. A modern biography of a modern prince, this book offers an insider's look at the life of the man who is fourth in line to Britain's throne.

The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor

release date: Jan 30, 2014
The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor
It would be hard to invent a group of personalities more extraordinary than the British Royal Family – known as 'The Firm' by Prince Philip. With an eye on the past, present and future, this book takes a look at how the family really operates and reveals how they behave behind closed doors.

The Duchess: The Untold Story – the explosive biography, as seen in the Daily Mail

release date: Jun 29, 2017
The Duchess: The Untold Story – the explosive biography, as seen in the Daily Mail
THE #2 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘The last untold account of the biggest crisis to hit the royals since the abdication ... Explosive biography by Britain’s top royal author ... A gripping story of human frailty, love, loss, sadness, and tragedy’ Daily Mail

The Man Who Lives with Wolves

release date: Oct 20, 2009
The Man Who Lives with Wolves
What would compel a man to place himself in constant danger in order to become a member of a wolf pack? To eat with them, putting his head into a carcass alongside the wolves' gnashing teeth? To play, hunt, and spar with them, suffering bruises and bites? To learn their language so his howl is indistinguishable from theirs? To give up a normal life of relationships and family so that he can devote himself completely to the protection of these wild animals? In The Man Who Lives with Wolves, Shaun Ellis reveals how his life irrevocably changed the first time he set eyes on a wolf. In exhilarating prose, he takes us from his upbringing in the wilds of Norfolk, England, to his survival training with British Army Special Forces to the Nez Percé Indian lands in Idaho, where he first ran with a wolf pack for nearly two years. Offering an extraordinary look into the lives of these threatened, misunderstood creatures, Ellis shares how he ate raw kill–and little else; washed rarely, and only in plain water; learned to bury his face into the carcasses of prey–and, when necessary, to defend his share of the kill; communicated with the pack by his howls and body language, which over time became seemingly identical to theirs; and observed from this unique vantage point how wolves give birth to and raise their young, and enforce order among the pack. After years of living in the wild, Shaun Ellis was barely able to recognize the feral face that stared back at him from the mirror. And in The Man Who Lives with Wolves, we discover the life of a rare and fascinating man who abandoned civilization but never lost touch with his humanity.

Wonderful Tonight

release date: May 27, 2008
Wonderful Tonight
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For the first time, rock music’s most famous muse tells her incredible story “A charming, lively and seductive book . . . The appeal of Wonderful Tonight is as self-evident as the seemingly simple but brash opening chord of ‘A Hard Day’s Night.’”—The New York Times Book Review Pattie Boyd, former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, finally breaks a forty-year silence and tells the story of how she found herself bound to two of the most addictive, promiscuous musical geniuses of the twentieth century and became the most legendary muse in the history of rock and roll. The woman who inspired Harrison’s song “Something” and Clapton’s anthem “Layla,” Pattie Boyd has written a book that is rich and raw, funny and heartbreaking—and totally honest.

Prince William: Born to be King

release date: May 10, 2012
Prince William: Born to be King
Prince William has emerged as the people's prince, surfacing from a lifetime of scrutiny and speculation as a discerning and charming young man, determined to serve the nation he loves. His wedding to long-term sweetheart Kate Middleton last year was watched by over two billion people around the world. Protective of his new bride, William has emphasised that he's keen to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. William has inherited her instinctive empathy for others and in both his professional and personal life he has demonstrated a rare ability to get on with people from all walks of life. In BORN TO BE KING acclaimed royal writer Penny Junor tells his fascinating story - from growing up in the spotlight; the tragic death of his mother; his career serving in the RAF; the love story with Kate and their fairytale wedding. This is the definitive portrait of a remarkable young man.

Home Truths

release date: Jun 01, 2008
Home Truths
"The life of John Junor, Fleet Street legend, explored in movingly honest detail by his daughter, the journalist and broadcaster Penny Junor. John Junor was a brilliant newspaperman. As editor of the Sunday Express for 32 years he wielded more power than many of the politicians he wrote about, mixing with prime ministers, princes, captains of industry and film stars. He was witty, charismatic and flirtatious; he was also a difficult, bad-tempered bully with a vicious tongue. Like him or loathe him, no one could ignore him, and his public life flourished. Yet his family life was far from idyllic. HIs domineering and destructive side led him to damage those he cared for the most, in particular, his wife. Although he never stopped loving her, they lived apart for the last 18 years of his life as she tried to rebuild the confidence that he had shattered. Two years after his death, Penny Junor was compelled to set down her father's biography, partly to celebrate the life of a powerful and influential public figure, and partly to come to terms with her own emotionally charged relationship with him. Drawing on interviews with his contemporaries, friends, adversaries and colleagues, as well as his own family, this is a fascinating portrait of both the public and private life of John Junor."--Amazon.com.

Queen Elizabeth II

release date: Apr 01, 1992
Queen Elizabeth II
Photographs follow the Queen and her family from 1952 to the 1990s

My Life, My Way

release date: Jan 01, 2008
My Life, My Way
Sir Cliff Richard OBE is the biggest-selling artist of all time, selling over 250 million records around the world since he burst onto the music scene in 1958. But how has he kept his appeal all these years? In a world fuelled by drink, sex and drugs, he is perennially attractive without any of those things that keep other singers' profiles high. Now, working with the highly acclaimed biographer and journalist, Penny Junor, Cliff is going to talk freely and frankly about what it is like to be Cliff. Inspirational, hugely talented, a much-loved household name, his story is extraordinary. Packed with hitherto unseen pictures and untold stories, fascinating memorabilia and a host of unique visual memories, it is a book to read and treasure for the next fifty years.

Pattie Boyd Autobiography

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Pattie Boyd Autobiography
Pattie Boyd was the Queen of the Sixties and beyond....a drop-dead gorgeous model, photographer, and the inspiration for the timeless 'Something, 'Layla' and 'Wonderful Tonight'. Her story is one of drama, struggle and, ultimately, affirmation, but her struggles (against addiction, tragedy, infertility) were lived with two of the twentieth-century's greatest musical icons: her husbands George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Now, after 40 years, she tells her extraordinary story. From growing up in Kenya in a privileged but broken home, becoming a Sixties supermodel, working with Bailey and Ozzie Clarke, and meeting the Beatles, to marriage with George and then Eric, to the accidents and brushes with tragedy - her own and Eric's - this is a mesmerising human story, played out among some of the most iconic and charismatic figures of the late twentieth century. Written with the acclaimed biographer and journalist Penny Junor, Wonderful Tonight is rich and raw, it is funny, heartbreaking and heartwarming.

The Major Enigma

release date: Jan 01, 1993

Wonderful Today

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Wonderful Today
The iconic muse to musical icons: the ex-wife of George Harrison and Eric Clapton speaks out in this compelling and moving autobiography. Pattie Boyd was the Queen of the Sixties and beyond....a drop-dead gorgeous model, photographer, and the inspiration for the timeless 'Something', 'Layla' and 'Wonderful Tonight'. Her story is one of drama, struggle and, ultimately, affirmation, but her struggles (against addiction, tragedy, infertility) were lived with two of the twentieth-century's greatest musical icons: her husbands George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Now, after 40 years, she tells her extraordinary story. From growing up in Kenya in a privileged but broken home, becoming a Sixties supermodel, working with Bailey and Ozzie Clarke, and meeting the Beatles, to marriage with George and then Eric, to the accidents and brushes with tragedy - her own and Eric's - this is a mesmerising human story, played out among some of the most iconic and charismatic figures of the late twentieth century. Written with the acclaimed biographer and journalist Penny Junor, Wonderful Tonight is rich and raw, it is funny, heartbreaking and heartwarmi- ng.

Margaret Thatcher

release date: Jan 01, 1983
Margaret Thatcher
Traces the personal life and political career of Margaret Thatcher and discusses her actions as Prime Minister of Great Britain

Charles

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Charles
Reveals the complexities and contradictions of a man born to a position of unique privilege. The text draws on the memories, experiences and observations of those closest to the Prince; Diana and Camilla. The author analyses the Prince's marriage to Diana and his relationship with Camilla.
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