Queen Elizabeth

  • by William Shawcross
  • Narrated by William Shawcross, Sophie Roberts
  • 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Written with complete access to the Queen Mother's personal letters and diaries, William Shawcross's riveting biography is the truly definitive account of this remarkable woman, whose life spanned the 20th century.Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes Lyon, the youngest daughter of the Earl of Strathmore, was born on 4 August 1900. It might reasonably have been expected that she would lead a life of ease and privilege, but few could have imagined the profound effect she would have on Britain and its people. Her life spanned the whole of the 20th century and this official biography tells not only her story but, through it, that of the country she loved so devotedly. Drawing on her private correspondence and other unpublished material from the Royal Archives, William Shawcross vividly reveals the witty girl who endeared herself to soldiers convalescing at Glamis in the First World War; the assured young Duchess of York; the Queen, at last feeling able to look the East End in the face at the height of the Blitz; the Queen Mother, representing the nation at home and abroad throughout her widowhood. It is the definitive portrait of a remarkable woman.

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Queen Elizabeth: The Queen Mother

Some could say that this was a little sugary sweet but I enjoyed it.
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- Alison

Stunning portrayal of a remarkable woman

An engaging and thrilling insight into a woman who wasn't meant to be Queen. Stunning!
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- Laurence Willis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-09-2009
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.