Mailbox Monday

Another Monday, Another Mailbox!! This is a feature where we all share with each other the yummy books that showed up at our doors! WARNING: Mailbox Mondays can lead to extreme envy and GINORMOUS wishlists!!

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page, but for the month of February MM is on tour and hosted by Library of Clean Reads.  Yours truly will be the MM host for April!

Hey everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  I only have one new addition to report for review, but it looks like a really fun read!

Behind the Palace Doors: Five Centuries of Sex, Adventure, Vice, Treachery, and Folly from Royal Britain
by Michael Farquhar

Release Date:  March 1, 2011


Spanning 500 years of British history, a revealing look at the secret lives of some great (and not-so-great) Britons, courtesy of one of the world’s most engaging royal historians

Beleaguered by scandal, betrayed by faithless spouses, bedeviled by ambitious children, the kings and queens of Great Britain have been many things, but they have never been dull. Some sacrificed everything for love, while others met a cruel fate at the edge of an axman’s blade. From the truth behind the supposed madness of King George to Queen Victoria’s surprisingly daring taste in sculpture, Behind the Palace Doors ventures beyond the rumors to tell the unvarnished history of Britain’s monarchs, highlighting the unique mix of tragedy, comedy, romance, heroism, and incompetence that has made the British throne a seat of such unparalleled fascination.


• stories covering every monarch, from randy Henry VIII to reserved Elizabeth II
• historical myths debunked and surprising “Did you know . . . ?” anecdotes
• four family trees spanning every royal house, from the Tudors to the Windsors 

Well, that's my mailbox...what goodies came your way?



  1. I haven't seen this book before. But it sure does sound fascinating and of course, entertaining.
    Happy Reading!

  2. Other than going through other people's mailboxes I have not done my own Mailbox Monday post as nothing new to report. Maybe next week.

  3. This book sounds really terrific. It's a shame how women in the past tend to be overlooked in historical documents. Too often, they're just a "woman who gave birth to "X" number of children. Period. Congratulations on what appears to be a wonderful read!

  4. I have always been a fan of the British royals and this book sounds like so much fun! It's definitely on my list to read as soon as I can!

  5. First time I've seen this one... looks interesting!

  6. That sounds delicious. I look forward to your review.

    I received 4, one is my most coveted of 2011.

  7. Oh, good. I was curious about this book so now I can just wait to see what you think. :)


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