Queen Camilla

TitleQueen Camilla
Year for Search2006
AuthorsTownsend, Sue [Susan Lillian](1946-2014)
Date Published2006
PublisherMichael Joseph
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Female author
Annotation

Satire set in a dystopian England that is an extremely poor part of the United States and crime is so bad that the elderly feared to leave their homes after dark and children were not allowed to play outside at any time. To save money on pensions, the old were encouraged to commit suicide. Some council estates had been converted to Exclusion Zones were various misfits from criminals to the morbidly obese were sent, could not leave, and had to wear ankle braces. The Royal Family were among those sent to an Exclusion Zone, and much of the novel is about the relations among the various members. At the end of the novel, the Queen has abdicated, the monarchy has been restored, although must earn its keep, and Charles and Camilla’s son born when they were sixteen and eighteen has been relegated to a mental hospital in France.

Translation Note

MH

Holding Institutions

Female author (1946-2014)

Full Text

2006 Townsend, Sue [Susan Lillian] (1946-2014). Queen Camilla. London: Michael Joseph. MH

Satire set in a dystopian England that is an extremely poor part of the United States and crime is so bad that the elderly feared to leave their homes after dark and children were not allowed to play outside at any time. To save money on pensions, the old were encouraged to commit suicide. Some council estates had been converted to Exclusion Zones were various misfits from criminals to the morbidly obese were sent, could not leave, and had to wear ankle braces. The Royal Family were among those sent to an Exclusion Zone, and much of the novel is about the relations among the various members. At the end of the novel, the Queen has abdicated, the monarchy has been restored, although must earn its keep, and Charles and Camilla’s son born when they were sixteen and eighteen has been relegated to a mental hospital in France.