Sarah Goodall and Nicholas Monson
Sarah Goodall, born in 1964, joined the staff of the Prince of Wales in 1988 and left in 2000. She quickly rose to become one of his Lady Clerks (personal secretaries) at St James's Palace, and was awarded the prestigious MVO (Member of the Victorian Order) in 1999 for her loyalty and discretion.
Traveling the world with Prince Charles, often on his private plane, while dealing with his personal correspondence, she has been in a unique position to witness both the public and personal sides of various royal lives and the pressures and privileges they experience. Now, after having left employment within the royal household, she works as a personal assistant.
The Palace Diaries is her first book, written with Nicholas Monson.
Nicholas Monson, born in 1955, is an established social commentator and has written for Harpers & Queen and the Tatler, as well as most British newspapers including the Sunday Telegraph, the Sunday Express, the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday. He was once the librarian to the former Poet Laureate, Sir John Betjeman. His first book, The Nouveaux Pauvres, 1984, is a sociological critique of British nobility and their lives under reduced circumstances. He lives in London and is the present Lord Monson.
Dynasty Press, 36 Ravensdon Street, London SE11 4AR. Distributors: UK. Orca Book Services Ltd; US. Pathways; Designer: Two Associates;
Typesetter & book publishing services Shore Books and Design; Printers: Cromwell UK, Finland; Promoters: Colbert & Macalister, London.