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Saving the Queen

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.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 1977 : UK Hardback
Title: Saving the Queen
Author(s): William F Buckley
ISBN: 0-86043-010-3 / 978-0-86043-010-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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March 1976 : UK Hardback
Title: Saving the Queen
Author(s): William F , Jr Buckley
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
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
Title: Saving the Queen (Blackford Oakes Novel)
Author(s): William F Buckley
ISBN: 1-58182-461-0 / 978-1-58182-461-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
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February 1997 : USA Paperback
Title: Saving the Queen (Blackford Oakes Novel)
Author(s): William F Buckley
ISBN: 1-888952-27-X / 978-1-888952-27-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
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1981 : USA Paperback
Title: Saving the Queen
Author(s): William F , Jr Buckley
ISBN: 0-380-55111-X / 978-0-380-55111-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Morrow/Avon
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

September 1992 : USA Paperback
Title: Saving the Queen
Author(s): William F Buckley
ISBN: 0-06-104148-3 / 978-0-06-104148-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins (Mm)
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March 1977 : UK Paperback
Title: Saving the Queen
Author(s): William F , Jr Buckley
ISBN: 0-352-39696-2 / 978-0-352-39696-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Star
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January 1977 : USA Paperback
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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January 1977 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Saving the Queen
Author(s): William F Buckley Jr
ISBN: 0-446-92109-2 / 978-0-446-92109-1 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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Audio Editions

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

May 2004 : UK Audio edition
Title: Saving the Queen: A Blackford Oakes Mystery
Author(s): William F Buckley
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Saving the Queen
Author(s): William F , JR Buckley
ISBN: 0-7861-2713-9 / 978-0-7861-2713-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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April 2004 : USA Audio CD
Title: Saving the Queen: A Blackford Oakes Mystery (Blackford Oakes Mysteries)
Author(s): William F Buckley Jr Jr
ISBN: 0-7861-8641-0 / 978-0-7861-8641-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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April 2004 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Saving the Queen: A Blackford Oakes Mystery (Blackford Oakes Mysteries)
Author(s): William F Buckley Jr Jr
ISBN: 0-7861-8602-X / 978-0-7861-8602-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 1980 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Saving The Queen
Author(s): William F , Jr Buckley
ISBN: 0-7366-0336-0 / 978-0-7366-0336-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   

June 1980 : Audio Cassette
Title: Laving the Queen
Author(s): William F Buckley
ISBN: 9998547520 / 978-9998547520
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

December 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Saving the Queen (The Blackford Oakes Mysteries)
Author(s): William F Buckley
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Saving the Queen (The Blackford Oakes Mysteries)
Author(s): William F Buckley
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
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