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Queen Mother The Official Biography

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ISBN-10: 1400078342

ISBN-13: 9781400078349

Edition: N/A

Authors: William Shawcross

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List price: $22.50
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1168
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

William Shawcross (born 28 May 1946, in Sussex, England) is a widely renowned writer and broadcaster. Shawcross was educated at Eton College and University College, Oxford. His articles have appeared in the Sunday Times, the Sunday Telegraph, the Washington Post and the Sydney Morning Herald. In 1995 he wrote and presented the three-part BBC television series Monarchy and in 2002, to tie-in with the Queen¿s Golden Jubilee, he again wrote and presented a landmark four-part BBC television series, Queen and Country, a revealing and intimate portrait of the Queen, and an absorbing study of the changing face of monarchy and of Britain during the past half-century. He lives in London and Cornwall.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Prologue
An Edwardian Childhood 1900-1914
Tending the Wounded 1914-1918
Prince Albert 1918-1923
A Royal Wedding 1923
Duchess of York 1923-1924
On Safari 1924-1925
Birth of a Princess 1925-1927
An Australasian Assignment 1927
The Long Weekend 1927-1936
Abdication 1936-1937
Queen Consort 1937-1939
Across The Atlantic 1939
The Queen At War 1939-1941
Years Like Great Black Oxen 1942-1945
War to Peace 1945-1947
Joy and Sorrow 1947-1952
Queen Mother 1952-1955
Favourites 1956-1960
The Heart of the Matter
At Home
Queen Voyager 1961-1967
Under Scrutiny 1968-1981
Poetry and Pain 1981-1999
Centenarian 1999-2002
Epilogue
Family Tress
Queen Elizabeth's Patronages
Notes
Select Bibliography
Copyright Acknowledgements
Index