Sometimes, I like to venture out of my comfort zone. In this case, that translated to an ARC of Courtiers: Intrigue, Ambition, and the Power Players Behind the House of Windsor by Valentine Low. The only nonfiction I generally read is celebrity memoirs, so this was a huge departure for me. But it is Royal Family-adjacent so I had to give it a chance.
For a book with the word “intrigue” in the title, it’s unfortunate that the only intrigue present was mine upon first hearing about this book. While there was a lot of interesting information presented throughout the book, it read a lot like a textbook which made it feel dull.
I think this book would be a great read for anyone who has a deep love for the Royal Family and the inner workings of the monarchy as an institution. There was a lot of wonderful information presented and the author very clearly did a lot of research to put this book together. Unfortunately, the writing style was not the style for me and I found myself nodding off more than once.
Courtiers: Intrigue, Ambition, and the Power Players Behind the House of Windsor hits shelves on January 24 and you can preorder a copy for yourself here.
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