Not strictly, and even loosely, talking an environmental e book, however now that Henry Morris has come out because the creator of this and the side-splitting predecessor Diary of a Secret Tory MP (reviewed right here) you’ll be able to see why it deserves a assessment.
There’s the odd phrase or two about wildlife and the way a lot the Royal Household adore it in these pages. For instance, the account of the late Queen’s final grouse shoot at Balmoral, aided by appreciable hearth energy and an assault helicopter, introduced tears to my eyes, and possibly will yours. Sandringham’s Hen Harriers get a point out too, which is greater than they did in Prince Harry’s e book Spare (not reviewed right here as a result of it doesn’t seem, no less than by design, to be satirical). The Boxing Day Pheasant shoot is right here too.
Henry Morris obtained in contact with Wild Justice in its early days, and stays the organisation’s most important donor because of his fund-raising run in help of Hen Harriers. It was good to see him at a Wild Justice occasion in Poole Harbour just lately, the place Henry arrived a day late as a result of he had needed to clear the monarch’s crown jewels the day earlier than.
However what of the e book? It’s amusing, however as with one of the best satire it’s firmly rooted within the awfulness of actuality, and as one guffaws on the fictional tales one thinks ‘I wager that isn’t so removed from the reality’. And it’s a intelligent e book with witty allusions, finely noticed degenerate characters and hyperlinks to many actual occasions. It’ll make you snicker. Perhaps a e book to learn whereas not watching the King’s Christmas message?
The duvet? A proper royal success. I’ll give it 9/10.
The Diary of a Secret Royal: dodgy dispatches from the Home of Windsor by Henry Morris is revealed by Mudlark/Harper Collins.