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A touching and nostalgic look back at the reign of Queen Elizabeth and the life and times of Great Britain and the Commonwealth under her rule.
"Each Christmas, at this time, my beloved father broadcast a message to his people in all parts of the world. Today I am doing this to you, who are now my people."
Richly illustrated throughout with photographs and memorabilia, this very special and timely book from much loved bestselling author Alan Titchmarsh will look back at Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne, offering a charming and evocative portrait of the royal family, while also exploring their adapting roles against a backdrop of social change.
Following the decades of Elizabeth's reign, Alan Titchmarsh will look at the Queen's Christmas messages, pulling out quotes on particular themes, and exploring the wider contexts behind them. From royal weddings and births, to historical events and cultural milestones, Alan will create a series of meticulously researched and telling snapshots, illustrated by photographs and memorabilia from the time, which will together build a fascinating picture of a traditional monarchy ever evolving in modern Britain.
Alan Titchmarsh has close links with the royal family, and has enormous respect for the work they do. He brings huge personal passion to this subject, and with his wonderful eye for detail, gift for social history and engaging, accessible style, this beautifully packaged book will be the stand-out memento of the Diamond Jubilee.
|Publisher:||B B C Worldwide Americas|
|Product dimensions:||7.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
ALAN TITCHMARSH is an author and television presenter. He has written and presented programmes on diverse subjects including natural history, gardening and the royal family. He is the author of more than 40 gardening books; three bestselling autobiographies and a number of bestselling novels. He also writes for the Daily Express and Sunday Express. Alan has presented the annual coverage of The Chelsea Flower Show for the BBC for 25 years. He has a weekly programme on BBC Radio 2 and hosts his own daily chatshow on ITV. In 2011 he interviewed Prince Philip for the Prince's 90th birthday celebrations.