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Grandmama of Europe

Ever since the instant success of his first book The Golden Bees: The Story of the Bonapartes, Theo Aronson has steadily built up his reputation as an historical biographer specializing in the Royal Houses of Europe. Among his many widely read books are Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story, Crowns in Conflict: The Triumph and the Tragedy of European Monarchy 1910-1918 and The King in Love: Edward VII's Mistresses.

His books have been published in Britain, the United States, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Holland and Belgium; in paperback, in book club editions and in serialization.


'It is excellent news that Theo Aronson's lively panorama of European royalties is to be republished. Skilfully interwoven with each other, Theo Aronson's accounts of these reigns, abdications and exiles capture the scope and variety of what Victoria used to call the Royal Mob.'

Elizabeth Longford

THE KING IN LOVE: King Edward VII's Mistresses

'I found it totally absorbing... a thoroughly enjoyable book from start to finish.'

Auberon Waugh, The Independent

'Mr Aronson is scrupulously fair . . . his book is entertaining and lively.'

Brian Masters, The Standard


'He tells their story superbly well . . . Aronson has a wonderful eye for significant detail as well as a shrewd appreciation of character. Above all his book is wonderfully readable.'

Patrick Taylor-Martin, Sunday Times

'Mr Aronson, an exceptional authority on the world's crowned or once crowned heads, makes Josephine irresistible . . . absorbing and scholarly.'

Alastair Forbes, Sunday Telegraph

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