This blog describes the titles in the Book Club Set Collection currently housed at South Jordan Library. Title entries include a brief summary of each book along with links to the library catalog and reading group guides. Books may be checked out singly or as a set by any Salt Lake County Library Cardholder. Updated August 2017.
Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn
Queen Elizabeth of England is feeling her age and experiencing a bout of melancholy, so she embarks on an impromptu visit to a place
that has always cheered her up: the former royal yacht, Britannia. Disguised in a
hoodie she has borrowed from a girl who works in the royal mews, she walks out
of Buckingham Palace and heads for King's Cross to catch a train to Scotland
where the yacht is moored.On board the
train, the down-to-earth queen reflects on her time in court and mingles with a
cast of delightful companions. But when the royal staff discovers her missing,
they set their differences aside to find her and bring her back before her absence
becomes a national scandal. Delving beneath
the court’s formality, this wry novel explores the thoughts and feelings of the
woman at its center.