The Palace Housekeeper is so devoted to her art she writes a series of books aimed at all sections of the Kingdom as to how to cook, clean and keep accurate records just as the Queen does. The books are bestsellers and the Housekeeper gives some of her royalties to charities she knows her boss supports. The rest the Housekeeper sees as a welcome addition to her pension pot. The style of writing is down to earth much to the Lord Chamberlain’s surprise. He likes the books but would have preferred a more formal style, as befitting the Housekeeper’s rank. The Housekeeper is currently writing another volume focussing on the importance of thorough cleaning and how to do it after a visit from the late unlamented Chief Witch. This book is also selling well.
The Librarian occasionally issues pamphlets indicating the latest additions to the Palace’s lending book collection. Every detail of any new addition is listed from title and author to the font and printing system used to the Librarian’s opinion of the book. Sometimes the Queen overrules the Librarian to insist a new magical work gets put into the system (the latter prefers to allow a “settling in” period of at least a century to prove the new book has staying power). The Librarian indicates this, usually fairly forthrightly. The Queen finds this amusing. The rest of the Palace waits for a huge row to occur as the Librarian does have enough powers to cause problems but the latter also knows a good employer on landing one and isn’t going to rock the boat that much.