Book cover for Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother



02 October 2009
1120 pages
Imprint: Macmillan


This splendid biograpy captures something of the warm glow that she brought to every event and encounter. It also reveals a deeper and more interesting character, forged by good sense, love of country, duty, humour and an instinct for what is right. This is a wonderful book, authoritative, frank and entertaining
A totally absorbing and highly readable account of a remarkable life . . . Shawcross's book is genuinely revelatory
A colossal book about a colossal life, a spectacular journey across the entire twentieth century through the eyes of a thoughtful woman who took the hand of a shy royal understudy and was propelled through modern history
Lively and elegantly written . . . A rich portrait