British Royals Past and Present

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This week, Kim and Alice chat about the British royals they love (and love to hate), graphic memoirs (comics, not dirty stuff), and new books on Christianity, historical hospitals and Los Angeles.

Follow Up

Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman

New Books

The Darkening Age by Catherine Nixey (April 17 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Damnation Island by Stacy Horn (May 15 from Algonquin)

The Mirage Factory by Gary Krist (May 15 from Crown)

Not that Bad, edited by Roxane Gay (May 1 from Harper)

British Royals Past and Present

Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith

Victoria: The Queen by Julia Baird

Elizabeth and Leicester by Sarah Gristwood

Princes at War by Deborah Cadbury

Game of Crowns by Christopher Andersen

Mary, Queen of Scots: A Study in Failure by Jenny Wormald

Penguin Monarchs series

Graphic Memoirs

Marbles by Ellen Forney

Displacement: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley

A Bintel Brief by Liana Finck

Rolling Blackouts by Sarah Glidden

Tomboy by Liz Prince

Mentioned briefly and recommended — Maus by Art Spiegelman and Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

What We’re Reading Now

I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong (and his article on gender balance in reporting)

Dear Madam President by Jennifer Palmeri (and her interview on NPR’s It’s Been a Minute podcast)

The Escape of Charles II: After the Battle of Worcester by Richard Ollard