A Children’s Book about Windsor Castle

Childrens book cover on Windsor Castle 'Will there be Knights and Dragons'
Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Are there knights and dragons at Windsor Castle?  Is the Round Tower really round?  Are there any secret passages?  How can you tell if The Queen is at home?  A new children’s book about the world’s oldest occupied castle answers all these questions, explaining the 1,000-year history of the royal residence and how it is used by the Royal Family today.

In this 32-page book written by Marion McAuley and Leah Kharibian and illustrated by Katy Sleight, a knight takes two children on a tour of the Castle, guiding them through the State Apartments and showing them the treasures from the Royal Collection along the way. He also reveals a secret passage under the building and even takes the children to make jam tarts in the Great Kitchen and play with the corgis in the garden.

Jemima Rellie, Director of Publishing and New Media at the Royal Collection, said, ‘This book introduces children to centuries of British history as encapsulated in the biggest and oldest occupied castle in the world.  It is packed with wonderful photographs and fascinating facts about the building and its use by The Queen today.’

Will There be Knights and Dragons? is the second children’s book published by Royal Collection Publications.  It follows Does The Queen Wear Her Crown in Bed? about Buckingham Palace.

Windsor Castle is an official residence of The Queen and has been the family home of British monarchs for almost 1,000 years.  The Queen spends most of her private weekends at Windsor and takes up residence for a month in the spring for Easter Court and for a week each June, when she attends Royal Ascot and the service of the Order of the Garter.  The Castle is open to the public throughout the year.

Will There be Knights and Dragons? is priced at £3.95.

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