Book on Monroe’s visit to England to Robinson

Book on Monroe’s visit to England to Robinson

Robinson has acquired world rights in When Marilyn Met the Queen: Marilyn Monroe’s Life in England by Michelle Morgan.

Duncan Proudfoot, publishing director of Little, Brown’s Robinson imprint, acquired world rights from the author. 

The book, documenting Monroe’s four-month stay in England during the summer and autumn of 1956, will be Morgan's ninth Marilyn Monroe book, and her 20th in total. It will also be her sixth book with Robinson and Little, Brown.

When Marilyn Met the Queen covers the time she made "The Prince and the Showgirl" with Laurence Olivier, including every aspect of the trip: the making of the movie and antagonistic working relationship with Olivier, as well as the time she spent off-set, at home in Englefield Green, Surrey, and her marriage with Arthur Miller.

Robinson will publish ahead of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in February 2022.

Proudfoot said: "This is a book that Michelle has long wanted to write, and who better to write it? I love the idea of this intriguing slice of Marilyn Monroe’s life, culminating in her much-hoped-for meeting with the Queen. I also like that it will be a book filled with resonant detail of late 1950s Britain."

Morgan said: "This is the book I have wanted to write for 30 years, and I am thrilled that it will be published by Little, Brown’s Robinson imprint. I have enjoyed working with Robinson for the past 15 years, and I couldn’t think of a better publisher for When Marilyn Met the Queen. I’m absolutely delighted."