The Queen & I by Sue Townsend (Penguin, 2012)
Now for some light relief. What better than Sue Townsend’s The Queen and I (ISBN: 9780241958377). Republicans are in power and the monarchy has been dismantled. While the days of beheading are long gone, the royal family is nonetheless stripped of all its assets and rehomed in a two-bedroom semi on a housing estate in the Midlands. Entertaining, witty and very, very funny.