Night of Triumph by Peter Bradshaw

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This dark farce is brief, but cunningly plotted and sharply written. Reading it, I felt a little sorry for the real-life Queen. What must it be like to be the focus of such intrusive thoughts...
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On VE night, 1945, the then teenage princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret, were allowed to leave the palace incognito and join the parties and festivities with their subjects - pretending to be ordinary people for the first and only time in their lives. Peter Bradshaw takes this nugget of history as the basis for this brilliantly comic crime thriller. Princess Margaret steals a policeman's hat, and Elizabeth encounters London's criminal underworld. The future Queen must use all her wit and courage to get out of a very sticky situation - With sharp but affectionate humour, this is an enjoyable fictional crime caper and is sure to attract comment.
 

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Peter Bradshaw has worked for the London Evening Standard as a leader writer and columnist. He is currently Film Critic for the Guardian and has been shortlisted twice for the British Press Awards' Film Critic of the Year. He frequently appears on TV and radio. Peter Bradshaw has written two novels and the spoof series Not Alan Clark's Diaries. He lives in London.
 
Published January 31, 2013 by Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd. 144 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Reviewed by Suzi Feay on Jun 12 2013

This dark farce is brief, but cunningly plotted and sharply written. Reading it, I felt a little sorry for the real-life Queen. What must it be like to be the focus of such intrusive thoughts...

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