The Queen Mother (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Oct 27, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 1120 pages
24 Reviews

The official and definitive biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: consort of King George VI, mother of Queen Elizabeth II, grandmother of Prince Charles, and the most beloved British monarch of the twentieth century.
 
Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon—the ninth of the Earl of Strathmore’s ten children—was born on August 4, 1900, and, certainly, no one could have imagined that her long life (she died in 2002) would come to reflect a changing nation over the course of an entire century. Vividly detailed, written with unrestricted access to her personal papers, letters, and diaries, this candid royal biography by William Shawcross is also a singular history of Britain in the twentieth century.




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Review: The Queen Mother: The Official Biography

User Review  - Donna Hosie - Goodreads

As a huge fan of the monarchy, I was looking forward to reading this book very much. It's a huge read, 1000+ pages and the weight of a brick. I couldn't read more than a chapter at a time because it ... Read full review

Review: The Queen Mother: The Official Biography

User Review  - Isa Lavinia - Goodreads

The Queen Mother On being pregnant with the future Queen Elizabeth II: "'The sight of wine simply turns me up! Isn't it extraordinary?' she wrote to her husband in September. 'It will be a tragedy if ... Read full review

Contents

A ROYAL WEDDING 1923
152
AN AUSTRALASIAN ASSIGNMENT 1927
266
THE LONG WEEKEND 19271936
297
ABDICATION 19361937
354
ACROSS THE ATLANTIC 1939
461
THE QUEEN AT WAR 19391941
539
THE HEART OF THE MATTER
730
QUEEN VOYAGER 19611967
801
UNDER SCRUTINY 19681981
837
POETRY AND PAIN 19811999
868
Epilogue
938
WAR TO PEACE 19451947
1024
623
1031
Select Bibliography
1054
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About the author (2009)

Born in 1946, William Shawcross is an internationally renowned writer and broadcaster who appears regularly on television and radio. His articles have appeared in leading newspapers and journals throughout the world. He lives in London.
 
Visit the author's website: www.williamshawcross.com.




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