I really enjoyed getting the chance to read about Arbiter’s switch from newsman to court insider, what really held my interest were the personal bits. I really love getting to know more about someone that I have seen on TV and in Dickie’s case mostly Twitter. His family background, his passion for ice skating , all of his travels made quite the impression.
There were many details about Arbiter’s interaction with various royals, always interesting to read. The story about the Fire at Windsor Castle really held my attention, as it is the story surrounding my first real memory of the Queen. The first time I saw her as the head of a family, a Nana, and not just a Figure from the history books. The story brings home the fact that our interest in the royals goes beyond scandals and triumphs and weddings and births–it is in the very bricks, walls, hallways, and rooms of the royal castles.
I enjoyed Arbiter’s perspective. I would recommend it to readers who are interested in a royal read that is definitely a little different from what we normally get when reading about the British Royal Family.
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