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Prince Andrew, Epstein and the Palace by Nigel Cawthorne

Prince Andrew

Epstein and the Palace

Nigel Cawthorne

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2 reviews

Imprint: Gibson Square Books Ltd
Publisher: Gibson Square Books Ltd
Publication date: 11 Jun 2020
ISBN: 9781783341764

First book on the Epstein Affair and the palace that has run for almost a decade.

2 stars out of 5
11 Jun 2020

"Nigel Cawthorne’s biography of the Duke of York raises deep questions about the British monarchy"

Prince Andrew is not very readable or very original. It shows no access to Andrew’s inner circle and shines little new light on the accusations. Even so, by simply compiling published information about the prince, it raises deep questions about the size and modus operandi of the British monarchy. These have become more pressing as the focus moves to the next generation and talk of a reformed “Firm”.


4 stars out of 5
7 Jun 2020

"full of excruciating detail"

Cawthorne’s book was clearly rushed out after the interview (there’s a fair bit of repetition), but the speed is understandable; the stink of the scandal is still strong. It emerged last week that Andrew will not return to royal duties and American prosecutors say he is not co-operating. What’s so powerful in this book are the details. Andrew insisted on Newsnight that the pair were not close friends, yet Epstein had 13 phone numbers for him, including the direct line to his computer’s modem.