The Queen Mother

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 27, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 1120 pages
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The official and definitive biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, the most beloved British monarch of the twentieth century. Consort of King George VI, mother of Queen Elizabeth II, and grandmother of Prince Charles, 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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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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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. www.williamshawcross.com.

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