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Elizabeth the Queen : the woman behind the throne

By: Smith, Sally Bedell

1405932163 / 9781405932165
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United Kingdom
20 cm xx, 663 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
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Reprint. Originally published: 2012.

Get to know the real Elizabeth, the woman behind the throne, in the definitive biography and intimate portrait from the bestselling British Royal Family writer'To have any understanding of the Queen you must first read this book' Amanda Foreman'Extensively researched, fluently written and containing a lot of intriguing information.

Much to recommend' Daily Telegraph ________In the first all-round, up-close picture of one of the most fascinating, enigmatic and admired women in the world, readers finally get to meet the real Queen.

With exclusive access to her personal letters, close friends and associates, this intimate biography is a treasure trove of fresh insights on her public persona and private life.

It also explores her close relationships with Prince Philip, her children, and her headline-grabbing grandchildren, William and Harry.

Here we see Queen Elizabeth going about her daily duties, preparing for formal occasions, playing with her children at the Palace, crawling on her stomach to stalk deer, donning yellow Marigolds to wash up after Balmoral cookouts.

In these pages we at last get to meet the leader, strategist, and diplomat; the daughter, wife, mother and grandmother - Elizabeth the Queen. ________'A worthy addition to the shelves of royal watchers everywhere' Sunday Independent'A thoroughly good read' Daily Mail 'Sally Bedell Smith offers her readers the illusion of knowing the Queen as a friend' Economist


1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 3JJP c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period), BGR Biography: royalty, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLW3 Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000

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