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Saving the Queen

(1976)
(The first book in the Blackford Oakes series)
A novel by

 
 
Connoisseurs of the cloak-and-dagger tradition know William F. Buckley Jr as the creator of Blackford Oakes, America's top fictional secret agent and protagonist in ten of the most thrilling spy novels ever written. Blackford Oakes performed his first heroic effort in Saving the Queen, in which Buckley coaxes readers back to the earliest years of the Cold War. The year is 1952 and Harry Truman is president of the USA. The beautiful, young Queen Elizabeth has just settled on to the throne of England. The CIA, however, is baffled. Shocking things are going on at Buckingham Palace and vital Western military secrets are falling into Soviet hands. Worst of all, the leak has been traced directly to the Queen's chambers. A recent Yale graduate and ex-combat pilot, the debonair Oakes is selected to penetrate the Royal Circle, win the Queen's confidence and plug the leak. It all leads to an explosive showdown in the skies over London, one that could determine the future of the West.

Genre: Thriller

Used availability for William F Buckley Jr's Saving the Queen

Hardback Editions

January 1977 : UK Hardback
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Title: Saving the Queen
Author(s): William F Buckley Jr
ISBN: 0-86043-010-3 / 978-0-86043-010-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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March 1976 : UK Hardback
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Title: Saving the Queen
Author(s): William F Buckley Jr
ISBN: 0-491-01556-9 / 978-0-491-01556-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: W.H. Allen / Virgin Books
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January 1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: Saving the Queen
Author(s): William F Buckley
ISBN: 0-385-03800-3 / 978-0-385-03800-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

May 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Saving the Queen
Author(s): William F Buckley Jr
ISBN: 1-58182-461-0 / 978-1-58182-461-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
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February 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Saving the Queen (Blackford Oakes Novel)
Author(s): William F Buckley Jr
ISBN: 1-888952-27-X / 978-1-888952-27-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
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September 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: Saving the Queen
Author(s): William F Buckley
ISBN: 0-06-104148-3 / 978-0-06-104148-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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1981 : USA Paperback
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Title: Saving the Queen
Author(s): William F Jr Buckley
ISBN: 0-380-55111-X / 978-0-380-55111-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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January 1977 : USA Paperback
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Title: Saving the Queen
Author(s): Jr William F Buckley
ISBN: 0-446-89164-9 / 978-0-446-89164-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books, Incorporated
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1977 : UK Paperback
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Title: Saving the Queen
Author(s): David Niven
ISBN: 0-352-39696-2 / 978-0-352-39696-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Star Book
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Audio Editions

September 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Saving the Queen: A Blackford Oakes Mystery (Blackford Oakes Mysteries)
Author(s): William F Buckley Jr
ISBN: 1-4708-9229-4 / 978-1-4708-9229-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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May 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Saving the Queen: A Blackford Oakes Mystery
Author(s): William F Buckley Jr
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2004 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Saving the Queen: A Blackford Oakes Mystery
Author(s): William F Buckley Jr
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Saving the Queen: Library Edition
Author(s): William F Buckley
ISBN: 0-7861-2713-9 / 978-0-7861-2713-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Saving the Queen Lib/E: A Blackford Oakes Mystery (Blackford Oakes Mysteries)
Author(s): William F Buckley
ISBN: 0-7861-8641-0 / 978-0-7861-8641-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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April 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Saving the Queen: A Blackford Oakes Mystery (Blackford Oakes Mysteries)
Author(s): William F Buckley Jr
ISBN: 0-7861-8602-X / 978-0-7861-8602-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

December 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Saving the Queen (The Blackford Oakes Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): William F Buckley
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
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August 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Saving the Queen (The Blackford Oakes Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): William F Buckley
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA