His Majesty's Starship - Ben Jeapes
His Majesty’s Starship, a novel of first contact, was first published by Scholastic in 1998 to enthusiastic reviews. The Times Educational Supplement noted: “It is a testament to Jeapes’s skill that the hermaphrodite quadruped, Arm Wild, with its flaky skin and four nostrils, emerges as the most engaging character in the whole novel. But the most glorious conceit is the space station UK-1, last bolt-hole of the exiled House of Windsor, ruled by the entrepreneurial King Richard and his unlovely son, Prince James.”
A paper version of the book is available from Clarion Publishing.