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Press Release Category Entertainment - Literature - Royal Factor Release Date: January 09, 2012

Prime Minister Deposes Royal Family In Bid To Improve Ratings

By Royal Factor
January 09, 2012
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New comedy fiction about attempt to replace the Royals with an 'Alternative Royal Family' through a Commonwealth tour and tv talent show.

PR9.NET January 09, 2012 - UNITED KINGDOM David Eckhoff announced his new book today, The Royal Factor. The story, available for Kindle, iPad, iPhone and other Kindle-compatible devices (links to Amazon below), is a story about a Prime Minister who tries to improve his ratings by tricking the Royal Family into leaving the UK to tour the Commonwealth, triggering a 'dethroning clause'. He then blackmails a TV talent-show impresario into developing The Royal Factor, a tv show designed to select an 'Alternative Royal Family'.

Of course, the PM's plans go disastrously wrong: The Royal Factor ends up choosing a family devoted to tanning beds and creating a police state. Britain is outraged and people show their feelings through riotous protest. The PM is left with only one option; he must secretly recover Her Majesty from her cruise ship, moored off the USA, and get her back before the dethroning clause kicks in and the UK descends into civil war.

Using a combination of fact, fiction, satire, romance and comedy to explore popular entertainment, politics and the cult of celebrity, the book is aimed at entertaining audiences with an interest in current affairs - and tv talent shows. Riots; Royal misdemeanours, media smears; lunatic chauffeurs, army officers, cabinet ministers and retail assistants; enforced marriage of a gay man to a woman and the fact that the PM's best friend is the Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition also feature, amongst other factors.

It is David Eckhoff's first novel , he said: "I wrote The Royal Factor to entertain, make readers worry deeply about politics, wish that the story to be true, create laughter and help them understand that people in the most senior positions are no more capable than the rest of us. I wanted it to appeal to Private Eyereaders, royalists, republicans and those devoted to tv talent shows in Britain, the US and everywhere else they are shown. So I bought a netbook and wrote it on my work commute. Thanks to the extra time gifted to me through the constant delays, breakdowns and signal failures of railway company, Southeastern Railways, it took me less than two years to write.

"I hope people enjoy this positive that I have created from the negatives of commuting. It combines the excesses of politicians with the practical reality of celebrity life and shows a human side to many of those in the public eye. I loved writing it on the train and ended each journey, the ones that did actually end, with a smile on my face. I hope readers will feel the same."

The Royal Factor is available for Kindle in the UK at:

In the US it is available at:


Further information

Information and/or review copies by email can be obtained from David Eckhoff on 07866 261198 or

David Eckhoff is a public relations person who has run his own PR agency, worked in the corporate world and helped businesses and individuals achieve recognition in local, national and international media. He has also written and performed stand-up comedy as 'Sid Cup' in a range of London comedy clubs. His career has enabled him to work with politicians, politicians who have become celebrities and celebrities. Much PR work is about writing and David has always enjoyed this aspect of his work, now moving towards novel writing, combining some personal experience with news, fiction, comedy and unhealthy cynicism.

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Royal Factor is a novel about the British Prime Minister attempting to depose the Royal Family.

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