Book Review: Postcards of Lost Royals

Postcards of Lost Royals is essentially a small coffee table book (6 1/4″ x 4 3/4″).  Each page contains a photo of a postcard of a “lost royal” and the opposite page a thumbnail of the back of the postcard and a short description of him/her.  Royals from around the globe are included in the book – from Great Britain to Germany to Russia to Egypt, India, Korea, China, Mexico, and more.

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The postcards are beautifully photographed.  The descriptions are informative and entertaining.  In fact, they have persuaded me to learn more about so many royals.  It was an interesting snippet of a history lesson – kind of like reading book backs in a bookstore.  The quality of the paper and binding is superb.  I highly recommend it for any collector of royal memorabilia.

Watch for a blog post here tomorrow about King Edward VIII, one of the Lost Royals!  BTW, I purchased the book at The Postcard Place.

Title:             Postcards of Lost Royals
Author:        Bodleian Library (editor)
Date:             2009
Pages:           112 pages
ISBN:            1851243321
Difficulty:   1-Hour*

*I am not a quick reader, and I do have a life that steals my attention away from books, postcards, and mail in general.  Also, I get bored easily so if the story is not intriguing it will take me longer to read it. Use that as the gauge.

 

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