The Secret Guests
B.W. BLACK (A.K.A. john banville)
(Penguin, 288 PP, £8.99)
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The House of Windsor is having quite a moment. Twenty years ago, when walking through Cambridge, I noticed the Queen and a handful of her attendants on the other side of the street. At that time, I felt so little interest that I didn’t even break stride. Today, by contrast, I find myself riveted by the sumptuous Netflix series The Crown, and must admit to being grimly fascinated by at least some of the daily “news” about Harry, Meghan, and Prince Andrew.