Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy by A. N. Wilson

Pity the poor biographer who is a contemporary of A. N. Wilson’s. At age 68, Wilson has written 28 works of nonfiction and 24 novels. He’s unafraid to take on major figures, among them Jesus Christ.

Pity the poor biographer even more when her husband comes into her office every year or so with a Cheshire Cat smile and says, “Guess who’s published another one!” My heart sinks, because I know he’s referring to Wilson, whom the tormenting husband calls “the Joyce Carol Oates of nonfiction.”