The Crown Companion Book, Volume 1


If you are a fan of the British monarchy and are watching the Netflix series The Crown, you will love this book.  I have not seen the series but have heard people at work talking about it with positive reviews.

The book details the history of Windsor family as well as the presentation in the television series.  I don’t think they took too many liberties and it gives insight into the royal families actual lives.  Seeing them as almost ordinary people, the relationships, scandal, obligations, dealings with the press and acceptance of a duty bound life.  Except Edward of course, he said the hell with the obligation and married the woman he loved.

The book contains both color as well as black and white photos of the family and the actors who portray them in the series.  What a lovely job casting did with matching the physical attributes.

As this is volume one and the series is continuing I imagine there will be future volumes available.  This one concentrates more on Elizabeth, Philip, Margaret and the abdication of Edward VIII.  Lots of full page biographies and character companions, loads of photos.  If you know someone who loves the TV show this would make a great Christmas present.

When I think back to a vacation in England I remember quite a bit of lamb on menus. Grilled with a nice Shiraz would be the ticket for a cold damp night in London.

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*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions, nice and no-so-nice are my own 🙂

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10 thoughts on “The Crown Companion Book, Volume 1

  1. Lamb definitely suits a full-bodied wine! Book sounds interesting, but probably something I’d flick through for amusement in a waiting-room, rather than spend hard cash on. I’m intrigued by ‘the Crown’ series – haven’t seen it, but some of the trailers looked sooooo unlikely…

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  2. Oh this sounds interesting! I have The Crown on my To Watch list – especially I found out that Matt Smith is Prince Phillip! I loved him in Doctor Who so I’m curious to see how he does as a royal. Anytime I watch a show where actors are portraying real people I spend half my time looking up the actual people for comparison. This should save me some time!

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  3. I enjoyed the first season of The Crown and I’m looking forward to the next season. The episodes are available now, but I haven’t had a chance to watch them. (Right now I seem to be stuck on silly Christmas movies). I had a bunch of questions about how much was true, so this book might be very helpful.

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