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The Prince of Wales and his new wife

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Queen Camilla

It follows The Queen, The Prince of Wales and his new wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who, at the start of the novel, have been living for the last 13 years on the Flowers Estate, now called the Flowers Exclusion Zone or 'The Fez'. The Fez is the private fiefdom of scaffolding magnate Arthur Grice, Prince William's employer. Grice fancies himself a grand-scale public benefactor; he often wonders why most Fez residents dismiss him as little more than the self-aggrandising businessman he is. He lobbies the Queen for a knighthood, which she cannot grant him, all honours having been abolished.

The Exclusion Zones are the worst sign of the authoritarian country Britain has become, with almost lock-down security in the Fez. Jack Barker, Cromwell (formerly Peoples' Republican) Party leader and Prime Minister, is exhausted after 13 years in office, and wants out. The New Conservative ("New Con") Party elects "Boy" English as its new leader; Boy promises to restore the monarchy.

The Queen, now 80, does not want to return to public life; she tells her family she has decided to abdicate. One reason: The Duke of Edinburgh, her husband, suffered a debilitating stroke 2 years earlier, and is now being (badly) cared for in a residence just outside the Fez. With The Queen's abdication, The Prince of Wales will now become King Charles III - but Camilla will only be his consort, not his Queen. Charles refuses to become King unless Camilla is his Queen. Prince William then offers, too eagerly for the Queen's liking, to reign in his father's place. Charles consults his friend, MP Nicholas Soames, who tells him there is no constitutional reason Camilla cannot become his Queen.

Enter Graham Cracknall, who claims to be the son of Charles and Camilla, born in 1965. His adoptive parents revealed his biological parentage in a codicil to their will, opened only after both had died. Graham visits Charles and Camilla; the whole family takes an instant dislike to him - particularly after he claims that he, not Prince William, is second in line to the throne after Charles. Graham then attracts the online attention of a mysterious lady named Miranda - who, unknown to him, is a New Con operative in the General Election that is finally called. On learning of the New Con ruse, the enraged Graham goes to the Daily Telegraph with his story; he is not believed, causes a disturbance when thrown out, and ends up in Rampton Hospital. The New Cons win the election, restoring the monarchy as promised, but the Queen follows through on her decision to abdicate, and Charles becomes King. The other members of the Royal Family, including Queen Camilla, spend part of each day talking with tourists.

In dit verhaal woont de hele Engelse koninklijke familie in sociale huurwoningen in een Exclusion Zone. Dit zijn wijken die bewoond worden door misdadigers, a-socialen enz. en zwaar bewaakt worden. Er is een constante camerabewaking tot aan het toilet aan toe. De bewoners van de Zone hebben geen contact met de 'gewone' wereld.


De Royal family heeft geen recht meer op de troon.
Softie Charles is getrouwd met Camilla en heeft het eigenlijk enorm naar zijn zin. Hij houdt kippen en kweekt allerlei groenten op biologische basis. Camilla rookt zich een slag in de rondte, en probeert om het zo aangenaam mogelijk voor haar en Charles te maken.
Queen Elizabeth is en blijft de queen. Ze is zeer beschaafd, pakt alles voortvarend aan, is de spil waar alles om draait en blijft sterk onder alle omstandigheden. Anne is getrouwd met een dikbuikige scharrelaar, heeft wilde seks en het stel is stapelgek op elkaar. Van de kinderen van Diana is William het keurige, voorbeeldige kind en Harry leeft er een eind op los, draait keiharde muziek en heeft het ene ordinaire vriendinnetje na het andere.
Het slag bewoners in de wijk vraagt natuurlijk om redelijk strenge omgangsregelingen maar de regering wordt steeds gekker. De een na de andere in de 'gewone' wereld wordt gevaarlijk of gek verklaard en naar een Zone gestuurd, zoals mensen die te zwaar zijn, alleenstaande tienermoeders enz .
Jack Barker, de regeringsleider, wil van zijn baan af en gaat daardoor steeds verder in zijn waanzinnige wetten. Boy English, zwaar conservatief en in de verkiezingstrijd de tegenstander van Jack, wil stemmen winnen door te verkondigen dat hij de koninklijke familie weer terug wil...
Camilla ziet zich alweer lekker door haar geliefde landschap lopen en ziet een terugkeer wel zitten maar van Charles en Elizabeth hoeft het niet zo nodig. Elizabeth heeft totaal geen zin in opnieuw al die vreselijke verplichtingen en Charles zou het liefst ergens in the middle of nowhere wonen om daar verder te gaan met zijn biologisch getuinier.
Maar dan meldt zich een totaal vergeten nazaat aan, een zoon van Charles en Camilla, geboren in de tijd dat ze nog scharrelden met elkaar. Hij was toentertijd onmiddellijk ter adoptie aangeboden en daarna is zijn bestaan totaal vergeten. William die eigenlijk heel graag de troon wil bestijgen ziet zijn droom in rook opgaan. Het wordt helemaal erg als die 'verloren' zoon ook nog eens een vreselijk saai, dom en vervelend mens blijkt te zijn...

De honden van de koninklijke familie spelen ook een belangrijke rol in het verhaal. Zij geven op alles commentaar en vertegenwoordigen ook de schakel met de 'gewone' wereld. Zij zijn wél tot protestakties bereid, dit in tegenstelling tot de mensen.


Allemaal redelijk hilarisch zoals we van Townsend gewend zijn. Maar toch... onder het mom van grappig zijn is het boek af en toe niet goedmoedig humoristisch maar sarcastisch, snerend.


Er zit vrij veel verborgen kritiek op de samenleving in dit boek. Vooral op de politiek, de vervlakking en steeds conservatiever worden van mensen. Zolang iedereen maar aan de gangbare normen voldoen is het goed maar alles wat daarbuiten valt wordt afgestraft is de teneur, en daar ageert Townsend tegen. De milde, spottende toon die Townsend altijd zo goed wist aan te slaan is een beetje verhard. Maar al met al blijven de boeken van Townsend prettig en leuk om te lezen ondanks dat deze anders is dan haar voorgaande boeken.

Sue Townsend

Townsend was born in Leicester and went to Glen Hills Primary school, where the school secretary was Mrs Claricotes, a name she used for the school secretary in the Adrian Mole books. Her father was a postman and she was the eldest of five sisters. After failing her 11-plus exam, Townsend then went to the secondary modern South Wigston High School.[1] She left school at the age of 15 and worked in a variety of jobs including factory worker and shop assistant. She married a sheet-metal worker and had three children under five by the time she was 22. She joined a writers' group at the Phoenix Theatre, Leicester in her thirties.[2][3] She has four children: Sean, Daniel, Victoria and Elizabeth.

At the time of writing the first Adrian Mole book, Townsend was living on the Saffron Lane Estate, a stone's-throw away from the house in which playwright Joe Orton was brought up. The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole was reputedly based on her children's experiences at Mary Linwood Comprehensive School in Leicester. Several of the teachers who appear in the book (such as Ms Fossington-Gore and Mr Dock) are based on actual staff who worked at the school in the early 1980s. When the book was televised, it was mostly filmed at a different school nearby. Mary Linwood Comprehensive was closed in 1997. the first two published stories appeared in a short-lived arts journal entitled simply magazine, the editing and production of which Townsend was involved, featuring the character then still called Nigel Mole.

The first two books in the series appealed to many readers as a realistic and humorous treatment of the inner life of an adolescent boy. They also captured something of the zeitgeist of Britain during the Thatcher period.

Townsend has suffered from diabetes for many years, as a result of which she was registered blind in 2001,[3] and has woven this theme into her hard work.

On February 25, 2009, Leicester City Council announced that Townsend will be given the Honorary Freedom of Leicester (where she still lives) alongside singer Engelbert Humperdinck and former professional footballer Alan Birchenall.[4]

In September 2009, she received a kidney from her son Sean after a 2 year wait for a donor. Surgery was carried out at Leicester General Hospital and Townsend spoke to reporters about the work of the UK National Kidney Federation. Her son who fears Adrian Mole is partly based on him is said to be "very proprietorial about what he still calls his kidney".[5]

Namen lijst

Camilla Parker-Bowles: Duchess of Cornwall, Countess of Cornwall Freddie, Tosca, Leo

Prince Charles: Prince of Wales

Queen Elizabeth 2nd: Susan, Harris

Prince Harry: Carling

Prince William:

Prince Phillip:

Princess Michael <3 Prince Michael of Kent:

Princess Anne <3 Spiggy Spike
Prince Harry marries Chanel Toby.

Inhabitants of Hell Close and FEZ
Beverly & Vince Threadgold: Neighbours Camilla and Charles

Mr Anwar: Shop owner of ‘Everything a pound’

Chanel Toby: Slapper

Arthur Grice: Owner Hell Close and Flowers Exclusion Zone (FEZ)

Inspector Olive Lancer: Senior officer in Grice’s private police department.

Dwayne Lockhart: Police officer. Roams around the FEZ and is interested in reading.

Violet Toby: Queens’ neighbour and best friend.

Paris Butterworth: Slapper, mom of 50cents

Mohammed Youssaff: Dad of 50cents, is in Wakefield prison.

Maddo Clarck: Skunk dealer of FEZ

Shyanne Grubbet: Slapper

Politics
Jack Barker: Leader Cromwell party and PM. Architect Exclusion Zones.

Is exhausted after 13 years in office, and wants out.

1 dog per household
Oliver Cromwell: leader of the parliamentary army (16th and 17th century).

Took away the monarchs

Military society in the exclusion zones

Bill Brazier: Advisor Jack

Neville Moon: Home Secretary

Mary Bush: Health Minister.
Boy English: leader New Cons. (conservative)

Boy promises to restore the monarchy.


Other people:

Graham Cracknall: bastard child Camilla and Charles. Turns mental in the book and is send to a psychiatric institution.

Zachary Stein: Dentist.. asks £30,000 of Boy English for new teeth.

Short stories



An outside interest (1982) Ruth Rendell

Summary : It’s about a man who likes children and he thinks he isn’t doing anything wrong.

Sense and meaning : He wants to show us what is the opinion of the subject.

Feelings towards the subject : He try’s the understand him, give him a sense of power.

Attitude towards the readers : Normal, he just want to tell a story

Writers intention : different


Chemistry (1982) G. Swift

Summary : It’s about a boy who’s father died, and who lives with his mother, her friend and his grandfather. His grandfather is a chemist. Suddenly his grandfather dies.

Sence and meaning : Coping with lost and death

Feelings towards the subject : Experienced the same thing, he has sympathies for the boy.

Attitude towards the readers : How you can experience such a thing

Writers intention : Let us decide what we think


Next time we’ll mash you (1978) P. Lively

Summary : It’s about a boy who goes to school to meat the headmaster and his wife. His parents are very exited. When he comes there, a few boys want to beat him up. The wife of the headmaster saves him, but they say : Next time we’ll mash you. The boy doesn’t say a thing to his parents.

Sence and meaning : It’s about the state and the inside of a preschool.

Feelings towards the subject : to understand in what position the boy is and where he is going through. No parents love.

Attitude towards the readers : To show what it is like

Writers intention :


Ticket’s please (1922) D.H. Lawrence

Summary : The story takes place at the station in the War-time. All the man are in the army, and the woman doing all the work. The only man who are still there are very young and old man. It is a small world. The country is ugly.

Sence and meaning : What woman are capable of.

Feelings towards the subject :

Attitude towards the readers :

Writers intention :


How soon can I leave (1991) Susan Hill

Summary : It’s about 2 woman who are living together in Toscany. One of the woman is very young and don’t want to spend her life this way. At the end she dies.

Sence and meaning :

Feelings towards the subject :

Attitude towards the readers :

Writers intention :

Poems

Invictus (1888) William Henley

Summary : It’s about a proud, unconquered man who is the master of his soul. His feelings are acceptance and proud, his head is unbowed. He want his readers to feel better about themselves and make them strong. This poem is for people who are depressed or doubting themselves.

Sence and meaning : The meaning of this poem is

Feelings towards the subject : He feels proud and respect to the subject

Attitude towards the readers : He wants to give us confidence and feel good about our self

Writers intention : To make his writers feel confident and proud, and acceptance.


Usher’s well (1882) anonymous

Summary : It’s about a woman, a wife. Her three sons are gone. She hoops her sons will come back. Her sons came to visit her, but they where ghosts, they died. They wait for her in Paradise. This poem is a Ballad.

Sence and meaning : To tell a story about a woman who lost her 3 sons. It’s is a sad song.

Feelings towards the subject : He feels sorry for her.

Attitude towards the readers : He wants to tell a story.

Writers intention : To tell a story.


The charge of the light Brigade (1854) Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Summary : This poem was written to memorialize a suicidal charge by light cavalry over open terrain by British forces in the Battle of Balaclava (Ukraine) in the Crimean War (1854-56). 247 men of the 637 in the charge were killed or wounded. Britain entered the war, which was fought by Russia against Turkey, Britain and France, because Russia sought to control the Dardanelles. Russian control of the Dardanelles threatened British sea routes.

Many in the west best know of this war today because of Florence Nightingale, who trained and led nurses aiding the wounded during the war in a manner innovative for those times. The War was also noteworthy as an early example of the work of modern war correspondents.

Sence and meaning : To tell about the brave cavalry.

Feelings towards the subject : He feels brave towards them.

Attitude towards the readers : He wants to convince us and tell us about there bravery

Writers intention : A oath to the cavalry
Dover Beach (1837-1895) Matthew Arnold

Summary : He is in doubt, he has no idea what is going to happen, but let us be fair to each other.

Sence and meaning : It’s a romantic story. The meaning is about a woman he loves.

Feelings towards the subject : He feels with him.

Attitude towards the readers : To let us feel his feelings

Writers intention : To show his feelings towards the girl


The Dover Bitch (1967) Athony Hecht

Summary : This is a parody of Dover beach. He tells that she isn’t so great as he claims

Sence and meaning : The tell about the girl from Dover beach

Feelings towards the subject : He think she isn’t as great as Arnold claims

Attitude towards the readers : He wants to tell us his opinion

Writers intention : To make fun of Dover Beach


Is this a Dagger which I see before me? (1623) William Shakespeare

Summary : Macbeth has made his decision to kill the King and take the crown as his own. Inspired in part by his own ambition, the decision to murder Duncan is aided by the prophecies of the Witches as well as the insistent urging of his wife. Still, Macbeth is wracked with guilt over what he is about to do, and his mind races with thoughts of such evil action. He begins to hallucinate and sees a bloody dagger in the air, which will be his instrument of murder. He goes on to comment on the wickedness of the world, thoughts which are interrupted by the ringing of the bell, a signal from Lady Macbeth that Duncan's guards are drugged and sleeping. He goes off to complete the dire deed. Shakespeare's Macbeth is notable for hallucinations, terrifying dreams, witches, prophecies and all of the combining forces of nature which lead to chaos and murder in the gloomy countryside of Scotland.

Sence and meaning :

Feelings towards the subject :

Attitude towards the readers :

Writers intention :


Oxford Voice (1964) D.H. Lawrence

Summary : The writer makes clear that he hates the oxford voice. He hates people who speak pr. You can’t escape it, it’s everywhere.

Sence and meaning : to tell that oxford isn’t so good

Feelings towards the subject : he hates it



Attitude towards the readers : Tell us how much he hates it

Writers intention : To convince us

  • Camilla Parker-Bowles
  • Princess Anne <3 Spiggy
  • Inspector Olive Lancer
  • Maddo Clarck
  • Bill Brazier
  • An outside interest (1982) Ruth Rendell
  • Chemistry (1982) G. Swift
  • Next time we’ll mash you (1978) P. Lively
  • Ticket’s please (1922) D.H. Lawrence
  • How soon can I leave (1991) Susan Hill
  • Invictus (1888) William Henley
  • Usher’s well (1882) anonymous
  • The charge of the light Brigade (1854) Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • Dover Beach (1837-1895) Matthew Arnold
  • The Dover Bitch (1967) Athony Hecht
  • Is this a Dagger which I see before me (1623) William Shakespeare
  • Oxford Voice (1964) D.H. Lawrence

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