The Firm

The Firm

The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor

Book - 2005
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The House of Windsor is a big business, though one with more ups and downs than the stock market. Prince Philip calls it "The Firm," and all the royal executives and their powerful associates are supposed to make every effort to avoid even a hint of scandal that could diminish the reputation of the family business.
Unfortunately for the royals, for the past twenty years scandal and controversy have deluged the Queen's family, putting everything at risk. Focusing primarily on the years after the death of Diana and leading up to the heir to the throne's marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles this past April 9th, royal insider Penny Junor offers a sympathetic yet utterly candid look at a family that has made itself the world's soap opera in THEFIRM: "The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor."
Can "The Firm" survive much longer? Will Charles or even William decide that the throne is not worth the trouble? Can this, the ultimate family business, weather this storm of spiritual (though not fiscal) bankruptcy, or will momentum and a cadre of brilliant advisors keep the enterprise in business for years to come?
THE FIRM investigates the Family's relationship with government, the press and the people. It looks at whether the institution can reach out to those, particularly the young, who see the House of Windsor as insignificant. It asks, in short, whether the British monarchy has a future.
Penny Junor knows the answers in this sure-to-be controversial book--the first to be published on the newly restructured royal family.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 2005.
ISBN: 9780312352745
Branch Call Number: 941.085 Junor 2005
Characteristics: xxi, 442 p. :,col. ill. ;,25 cm.


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Oct 11, 2017

Annoying claptrap in my opinion. I found this book biased against Diana, Princess of Wales. The author calls her a 'loose cannon' and suggests the reader feel sorry for Camilla Parker-Bowles because she had photographers camped outside her house when her long term affair with Charles was revealed. Boohoo. I for one do not want Charles's image on our currency. I like the young people and think if the House of Windsor does survive it will be because Diana taught her sons well.


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