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Discover Britain’s amazing royal palaces, battlefields and secret retreats in new guidebook
A unique new guidebook to the palaces, battlefields, castles and hiding places of Britain’s royals – perfect for exploring in this Jubilee year

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The Most Amazing Royal Places in Britain
The palaces, battlefields and secret retreats of Britain’s kings and queens
As The Queen and the Royal Family visit British regions this year as part of the Jubilee celebrations, this new guidebook acts as a reminder of the many places in Britain with royal associations. Walk in the footsteps of the kings and queens who have ruled over Britain’s landscape for over 1000 years, from Celtic warlords to our present-day monarch and her family. This fascinating, beautifully illustrated guidebook takes you on a round-Britain tour of the places that have made royal history, from famous royal castles to forests and caves, and from stately homes to secret hiding places.  Most of the places are open to the public for at least part of the year.

Discover, for example:

  • In a Cornish roadside streambed, the 6th-century stone where King Arthur met his nemesis;
  • London’s many royal treasures, including the famous palaces and over 50 other locations with royal connections – among them the restaurant Maggie Jones, formerly frequented by Princess Margaret;
  • Boscobel House in Shropshire, where the uncrowned Charles II hid from Cromwell’s men in a nearby oak tree;
  • Plas Dinas in Gwynedd, a country-house hotel owned by the Armstrong-Jones family. Prince William recently dropped in for a lunchtime aperitif;
  • The Cistercian abbey where Mary Queen of Scots spent her last night in Scotland in 1568, Dundrennan Abbey in Dumfries & Galloway;
  • The Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh, so much enjoyed by the Queen and her family for many years, and decommissioned in 1997.

If you would like to interview Rose Shepherd, the author of this book, please contact susiehallam1@gmail.com.

The Most Amazing Royal Places in Britain
The palaces, battlefields and secret retreats of Britain’s kings and queens
ISBN: 978-1-78020-102-3  RRP: £14.99
Paperback with flaps  100 colour photos, 10 maps  224 pages
Published by Reader’s Digest
For more information, requests for review copies or extracts, or to arrange an interview with the author of the book or a discounted reader offer, please contact:
Susie Hallam Marketing and PR
susiehallam1@gmail.com  T: 07761 836782
Reader’s Digest UK trade books are distributed by F&W Media International

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Here’s a book that aims to do the impossible – it tells you how to do just about anything. And it pretty well succeeds. There are 1,001 practical, quirky, essential (and not so essential) tips and solutions for almost any task you can think of.

  • Stuck in quicksand? Find out how to get out.
  • Got embroiled in an argument? Here’s the advice you need to win.
  • Friends coming round for drinks? Make a perfect margarita.
  • Your partner has just fainted? Here’s what to do.
  • Not sure how to prune your shrubs? Now you can.
  • Need to change your locks? Save money by doing it yourself.
  • Want to launch a rocket? Discover how.

Your A-Z guide to 1,001 practical skills and household solutions

How to Do Just About Anything

Your A-Z guide to 1,001 practical skills and household solutions

As it says on the cover, this book will show you how to do just about anything. Here are 1,001 things to look up in an emergency, ideas for improving your home and garden, things to cook, make or play, and surprising things you didn’t even realise you wanted to do. And, unlike advice you might find on the internet, these solutions are tried, tested and readily to hand when you need them. 

This fully illustrated A–Z book includes 1,001 practical skills and household solutions, with instructions on how to trim a beard, keep cacti alive, impress on a date, use eBay, face-paint a child, deal with a gas leak, cure a hangover, make jam, fly a kite, compose a limerick, win at Monopoly, paint your nails, open an oyster, reverse a caravan, read Roman numerals, understand teenagers, repair an umbrella, digitise old videos, store wine, try the xylophone, learn a yoga position, repair a zip and much, much more.

Published by Reader’s Digest
ISBN: 978-1-78020-123-8    Over 1,200 colour illustrations    224 pages
RRP: £14.99  Paperback with flaps
Available from Amazon and leading retailers

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