Saturday, October 30, 2010

The outraged royalists crying "shame" on Kitty

Dr.Goncalo Amaral should be quickly reminded of the British Establishment and the banning of books when it suits. Kitty Kelley wrote a book The Royals, banned from being read by the British Public.

Dr.Amaral quoted as saying in the Algarve ' I believe that the British people have the right to read an objective and well reasoned literary work. I think that it would be strange that the oldest democracy in the World was not able to publish and read this book.'

English ways are stranger than fiction. The British Goverment and I include  the Royal family, have a lot of dirty little secrets, when the need arises may be taken from the closet and used to cover other dirty bigger secrets. The cover-up of the McCann case runs right to the heart of her Majesty's Goverment. The Establishment will find a way to stop this book from reaching her fair and greenest land. However, there is always America.

A couple of reviews about 'the book' from 1997.

I tried to purchase this book through Amazon, but I was told that it could not be shipped to UK addresses. This is apparently due to an official ban imposed by the British Government. By chance, I then found a copy when browsing in a local 'bargain' bookshop; the book cannot be obtained from large bookstore chains in the UK such as Waterstones etc. I found it to be reasonably well researched, and far more intelligently written than articles one might read about 'the royals' in the British tabloids. Ms Kelley rightly indicates throughout her book the huge amounts of money that the various post- war debacles of the Mountbatten- Windsor family have cost the British people. How ironic, then, that we are the only people in the world who are officially not allowed to read this book! What do the international community think about this? Opinions please!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
4.0 out of 5 stars Delicious gossip, served with a silver spoon., December 27, 1997
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This review is from: Royals (Hardcover)
The outraged royalists crying "shame" on Kitty should take a reality check- particularly the reviewer from Dublin who expressed such contempt for Miss Kelly. Is Princess Margaret to be defended after issuing such public statements as "The Irish are all pigs?" Yes, this book was a cold, hard slap in the face of the house of Windsor- and this reader has no sympathy. I felt that Miss Kelly's book showed the house of Windsor to be what it is- a crumbling institution that serves no purpose, except for the amusement of the tabloids. Miss Kelly presented a portrait of self serving parasites out of touch with their land and people, and she did it with skill. It was a fast paced, entertaining read, not always unsympathetic, but always fascinating. A revealing portrait of those who consider themselves our "betters," but, sadly and obviously, are not.