Over the 60 years of her reign, Queen Elizabeth II has seen a period of unprecedented change in British society, with the country today bearing little resemblance to the one she inherited in 1952. As she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, award-winning journalist and author William Shawcross looks back over Her Majesty's life to paint an in-depth and at times moving portrait of a private woman in a unique and ever-changing public role. In "Queen and Country", Shawcross uses rare access to senior royals, colleagues and close friends to build the full story of the Elizabeth II's reign - from her childhood and early development right up to the importance of her position in modern Britain and her relationships with rapidly-changing governments and an expanding royal family. First published in 2002, this classic biography has been comprehensively revised and updated by the author, with new sections covering such recent events as the death of the Queen Mother, the marriage of Prince William to Kathryn Middleton and a revised analysis of the Queen's place in the hearts of her subjects.
A wonderful companion to the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, "Queen and Country" is a personal study of a very private monarch.
Publisher: Ebury Publishing