Elizabeth The Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith

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By Sally Bedell Smith

“An very good, all-embracing new biography.”—The big apple Times

From the instant of her ascension to the throne at age twenty-five, Queen Elizabeth II has been the thing of extraordinary admiration and scrutiny. yet during the fog of glamour and gossip, how good will we quite recognize the world’s most renowned monarch? Drawing on a number of interviews and never-before-revealed records, acclaimed biographer Sally Bedell Smith pulls again the curtain to teach in impressive aspect the private and non-private lives of 1 of the world’s so much interesting and enigmatic ladies. In Elizabeth the Queen, we meet the younger woman who unexpectedly turns into “heiress presumptive” whilst her uncle abdicates the throne. We see the younger Queen suffering to stability the calls for of her task together with her function because the mom of 2 teenagers. And we achieve perception into the Queen’s day-by-day exercises, in addition to her own relationships: with Prince Philip, her husband of sixty-four years and the affection of her existence, her young children and their often-disastrous marriages, her grandchildren and friends.

Scrupulously researched and compulsively readable, Elizabeth the Queen is a close-up view of the energetic, magnificent, and steadfast girl we’ve identified merely from a distance, and an enthralling window into existence on the middle of the final nice monarchy.


“[An] implementing, but nimbly written, biography [that] dwarfs the sphere . . . a so much gratifying and stress-free learn, one to be savored at length.”—Minneapolis famous person Tribune

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