The Queen: 1926–2022 (Paperback)
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The Queen: 1926–2022 (Paperback)

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Published: 19/01/2023
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The author of Diana: Her True Story and Elizabeth and Margaret delivers a typically robust assessment of both The Queen's professional and personal life, identifying the recurring theme of divorce - from Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson to Harry and Meghan - as a central theme of her reign.

Following her death in September 2022, the outpouring of affection and admiration for the Queen was as touching as it was remarkable. She had been a matriarch to the nation for over seven decades, and tens of millions of people - in Britain and across the world - poured forth their heartfelt respect for this extraordinary woman in the ten days of mourning that followed.

Including a queue of up to twenty-four hours' wait, momentous ceremonial processions across two countries and emotional coffin-side vigils from the monarch's closest family members - these were events the scale of which are unlikely to be repeated.

In this insightful biography, veteran royal biographer Andrew Morton charts Elizabeth's life, from her ascent to the throne at twenty-five, through fifteen Prime Ministers; the turmoil and tragedies of family life that dogged her until the end; a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, during which she became the reassuring face of hope and optimism, solidifying her status as grandmother to the nation; and on to her record-breaking Platinum Jubilee, the first UK monarch to reign for over seventy years. Now updated with a compelling new epilogue bringing the Queen's story to its close, this definitive account offers revelatory insights into the life of an inimitable woman, the likes of whom we will never see again.

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781789295313
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A clear ... admirable account of the Queen’s life. - Telegraph

Andrew Morton has thrown up some tasty morsels. - The Times

The man who told the world the Princess’s story charts the mental anguish of the monarch as her sons’ marriages disintegrated - Daily Mail

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“Somewhat interesting”

I must admit that I have never been particularly interested in the royal family as a whole, my grandmother used to refer to them as ‘snobby gets’ which always made me laugh as a child. However, I have always enjoyed... More

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“worthwhile biography”

Regardless of feelings surrounding the monarchy itself, Queen Elizabeth II led an extraordinary life, and lived it, publicly, with unending dignity and grace, in spite of family issues, which every single family has.... More

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