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Elizabeth, The Queen Mother (DO NOT ORDER - UK Edition)

Elizabeth, The Queen Mother (DO NOT ORDER - UK Edition)

by Hugo Vickers
     
 

An authoritative and affectionate biography of the Late Queen Mother.

Harold Nicolson called her “the greatest Queen since Cleopatra,” while Cecil Beaton called her “a marshmallow made on a welding machine.” Stephen Tennant said: “She looked everything that she was not: gentle, gullible, tenderness mingled with dispassionate

Overview

An authoritative and affectionate biography of the Late Queen Mother.

Harold Nicolson called her “the greatest Queen since Cleopatra,” while Cecil Beaton called her “a marshmallow made on a welding machine.” Stephen Tennant said: “She looked everything that she was not: gentle, gullible, tenderness mingled with dispassionate serenity, cool, well-bred, remote. Behind this veil she schemed and vacillated, hard as nails.” Who was she?

The Queen Mother’s story has not yet been properly told. This was partly due to her long life, and the difficulty that always exists when a biography of a living person is attempted, partly because she was a queen — and the real person gets hidden behind the perceived image — and partly because she is hard to pin down. From her privileged aristocratic childhood, to the abdication and the problems with Diana, this book questions how she faced her challenges and crises, assesses her role, how powerful she was, and how she coped. This is a candid, personal portrait of one of Britain’s most loved national treasures

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099476627
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
06/06/2006
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.81(h) x 1.64(d)

Meet the Author

Hugo Vickers is an acknowledged expert on the Royal Family. His books include Alice, Princess Andrew of Greece, The Private World of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Cecil Beaton, Vivien Leigh, Loving Garbo, and The Kiss which won the 1996 Stern Silver Pen for non-fiction.

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