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Queuing for the Queen by Swéta Rana

Genre: Uplit, general fiction

Publisher: Head of Zeus, Aria imprint

Promo Blitz Date: 6th July 2023

Publication Date: 6th July 2023 (paperback), ebook published May 23

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'Beautifully sensitive, quietly reflective, this absorbing tale about a group of strangers brought together following the death of Queen Elizabeth II is an absolute triumph.' LoveReading debut of the month


One queue. 250,000 people. Twenty-four life-changing hours.


A young boy wearing a cereal box crown, impatiently dragging his mother behind him.


A friendly man in a khaki raincoat, talking about his beloved Leeds United to anyone who will listen.


An elderly woman who has lived her life alongside the Queen, and is just hoping she’ll make it to the end of the queue to say goodbye.


And among them, a British Indian mother and daughter, driven apart by their differences, embarking on a pilgrimage which neither of them yet know will change their lives forever.


Full of secrets and surprises, this uplifting novel celebrates not only the remarkable woman who defined an era and a country, but also the diverse and unique people she served for so long.

About Swéta Rana

Swéta Rana was born into a Gujarati family in Birmingham, and now lives in south London. She studied Philosophy and Theology at Oxford before doing a Master’s in Publishing at UCL. After working briefly in editorial at Orion, she moved into designing and managing commercial websites.


Swéta has enjoyed writing ever since she was a child, always taking any opportunity she can to write fiction pieces, film reviews, or articles on Indian culture. Queuing for the Queen is her first novel.


In her spare time, Swéta takes Hindi language classes, sings soprano in a chamber choir, and volunteers for a mental health charity.

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