Elizabeth The Queen Inside the Life of a Modern Monarch (Hardcover)
|Author: Sally Bedell Smith|
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|In this magisterial new biography, a "New York Times"-bestselling author brings to life one of the world''s most fascinating and enigmatic women: Queen Elizabeth II. Compulsively readable and scrupulously researched, "Elizabeth the Queen" illuminates the lively personality, sense of humor, and canny intelligence with which she meets the most demanding work and family obligations.|
From the Publisher:
A tribute to the life and enduring reign of Elizabeth II draws on numerous interviews and previously undisclosed documents to juxtapose the queen's public and private lives, providing coverage of such topics as her teen romance with Philip, her contributions during World War II and the scandals that have challenged her family. (biography & autobiography).
"The [Queen's Diamond Jubilee] celebration is in June --plenty of time to swot up on your royal knowledge, and Smith's is a smart and satisfying book to do it with." - Patt Morrison 01/09/2012 "For her new venture into court life, Smith taps a host of public sources and tracks down friends and former courtiers of the queen who are willing to share more intimate tidbits (all too often about horses and corgis)." - Alan Riding 01/29/2012