10 Questions: Her Maj

10 Questions: Her Maj

1.Sum up your novel in three words.
Very. Bloody. Funny. 
 
2.Where did the initial idea come from?
As Queen of Sixteen Sovereign Nations, Supreme Governor of the Church of England, Defender of the Faith, Head of the Commonwealth and Captain America, one has seen an awful lot of things. So one thought one would write a few of them down.
 
3.How was the title chosen?
For more than 60 years one has been reigning. Still Reigning. 
 
4.What’s your writing routine?
One dictates to a footman whilst one is in the bath. 
  
5.Which book do you wish you’d written?
The Bible.
 
6.What’s your favourite word in the English language?
Gin. Or "One is dissolving Parliament"
 
7.Who’s your favourite fictional character?
Nick Clegg.
 
8.What was your favourite book as a child?
A Queen's Guide to Reigning 
 
9.What book are you recommending to everyone at the moment?
Still Reigning by HM @Queen_UK of course.
 
10.What do books and reading mean to you?
Books mean a lot of words on a page and reading means understanding what they say. 
 
Still Reigning is out today from Duckworth & Co.