"Here is the plain proof of the child-sacrifice that underlies our most absurd and sinister institution." -- Christopher Hitchens
"Highly lucid and irreverent...more
dysfunctional and compelling than Big Brother." -- The Scotsman
"I love this book! It's like eating a whole box of chocolates in one go." -- Julie Burchill
"fantastically gripping and provocative...one of the most
convincing books on the monarchy you'll ever read." -- Independent on Sunday, June 16th 2002
From the Publisher
Here is the book for the alternative Golden Jubliee. Award-winning journalist Johann Hari exposes the truth behind the public face of the British monarchy. It is an institution more suited to the 19th century than the 21st, and incompatible with our media-driven culture. And not only is the monarchy an affront to the intelligence and modernity of the British people (and, indeed the Commonwealth) it is destroying the Windsors themselves, creating monsters and wreaking lives. It's high time - Hari painstakingly argues - that this tragicomic show closed.