Author Q&A with Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
Author Q&A , Latest Posts / November 14, 2013

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie, wrote the book Princesses Behav­ing Badly: Real Sto­ries from His­tory With­out the Fairy-Tale End­ing, a collection of mini-biographies from far and wide of the strong, crazy and brave female members of the royal households. Ms McRobbie, an American journalist living in London, has just released the book and was kind enough to answer a few of my questions. Q. What made you want to write about Princess Behaving Badly? A. Mostly being asked to! My publishers, Quirk, very kindly approached me with the outline of the idea and we went from there. What I loved, however, was that though it was a topic I hadn’t given much thought to before, it quickly became absolutely fascinating – especially uncovering women whom history had left by the wayside, and whose stories were just tremendous. Q. Which princess did you find the most fascinating and why? A. I think perhaps my favourite princess is “Princess” Caraboo, although Caroline of Brunswick runs a close second. I have an abiding affection for late 18th, early 19th century British history – it could be a Jane Austen thing, if I’m really honest, but I also love the sense of this period of time…

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