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The Little Book of Monarchs is really working for children.

A keen seven-year-old reader named Edward recently challenged his

teacher at a leading prep school to name the monarch who preceded

Queen Victoria. The teacher was stumped but Edward informed him it

was William lV and then reeled off three key happenings during his reign.

Now eight, he has just won the class's Historian of the Month award.

The author had been targeting 10-year-olds upwards but is delighted

to hear the book is accessible to even younger children.



What critics have said about the book . . .

There have been many kind comments about The Little Book of Monarchs:

The influential education website UKEDCHAT commented:

"This book is great for educators as well as pupils . . . and will be

welcomed in schools across the kingdom".

The Field magazine says the book is "Charming . . . witty . . . fascinating."

Teach Primary magazine said: "It's a gem. A masterclass . . . of summarising."

What's Good to Do website: "Every school should have a copy."

Military History Monthly: "Snappy, concise . . . witty and clever."

Trinity Mirror Regional Newspapers made it Childrens' Book of the Week.

And TV historian and academic Suzannah Lipscomb wrote:

"It takes monumental discipline and expansive knowledge to fit each

monarch into 90 words - but Tony Boullemier pulls it off with aplomb."


Leonie ebook for just 99p

Great news for readers wanting to buy the ebook version of Leonie

and the last Napoleon. The special offer of 99p reduced from £4.99 is

carrying on for an indefinite period.

Access it via Matador Or these other suppliers:

Amazon, Kobo, Apple, Google Play.


Do you need a speaker for your group?

For ten years Tony has spoken throughout the Midlands about his books

to Rotary, Probus, University of the Third Age, WIs, Townswomen's Guilds,

history groups and luncheon clubs.  

He is still taking bookings for Leonie talks (if people insist!) but he

prefers speaking about The Little Book of Monarchs. 

His bookings are listed below and if you would like him to speak to your

group, please email him at




      Jan 18   -    Brickhill Ladies Club, Bedford.

      Feb 7     -    Brackley History Society, Northants.

      Feb 15   -    Desborough WI, Northants.

      Mar 1     -   Wellingborough 41 Club, Northants.

      Apr 18   -    Earls Barton Millenium WI, Northants.

      May 17  -    Barton Seagrave Ladies Group, Northants.

      May 29  -    Not So Dusty Club, Duston, Northampton.  *

      Jul 7      -    Abington Park Fayre, Northampton.

      Jun 10   -    Earls Barton Literary Festival, Northants.

      Aug 31   -    Harpole WI, Northants.

      Sep 17   -    Great Brington History Society, Northants.  #

      Sep 18   -    Oakley Vale WI, Northants

      Sep 19   -    Higham & Rushden U3A, Northants.

      Oct 15    -   Oundle Ladies Club, Northants.

      Nov 9     -   Rothwell Arts & Heritage Centre, Northants.


          *  Leonie talk         #  'Stop the Press I want to Get Off' - a new talk on newspapers.






7-year-old corrects teacher - thanks to LBoM

Tony and family at Leonie's launch.

Below: Signing copies at Napoleon

lll's old home at Chislehurst



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Tony and the reconstructed head of Richard lll, displayed in Northampton Museum.

FOLLOWING recent changes to this website, Tony's blogs are now more readily accessible under the Blog tag on the front page menu. They appear with new illustrations and Tony intends to update the site regularly with blogs on a history, literature, sport, entertaiment or anything else that catches the eye of a veteran journalist who is delighted to have a website on which to air his views!

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